seizing the advantage

Action now will improve the environment, conserve resources, and save money.

Milestones :

2032

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2015, Spent Fuel Relocated

23%

2016, Large Components Removed

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ZionSolutions Plan :

Cleanup accelerated by 12 years

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2020, Cleanup Complete

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2010, Cleanup Begins

48%

The Original Plan :

2032, Cleanup Complete

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2013, Cleanup Begins

100%

Community Spotlight

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The next meeting of the Zion Station Community Advisory Panel (ZCAP) will be on
June 13, 2016 at 6 PM at New Tech High / Zion-Benton Township High School ( old Pearce Campus )
1634 23rd St., Zion, Illinois. The public is welcome to attend.

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Zion Nuclear Power Plant Decommissioning Project on Budget and Ahead of Schedule Six Years after the Project Started

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October 25, 2016 – Salt Lake City, Utah – EnergySolutions…

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EnergySolutions Achieves Major Milestone at Zion Decommissioning Project Removing Last Large Components

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Salt Lake City, Utah – March 29, 2016 – EnergySolutions’…

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ZionSolutions Completes Transfer of 61 Spent Nuclear Fuel Containers to Dry Cask Storage Pad

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Salt Lake City, Utah – January 24, 2015 – EnergySolutions’…

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THE DECOMMISSIONING OF ZION: A STATUS UPDATE

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Progress for the decommissioning of the Zion nucluear power plant…

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The Decommissioning of the Zion Nuclear Power Station is on schedule and the credit for this accomplishment goes to the dedicated work force that has embraced safety as a culture. This commitment to safety has not only lowered incidents but also allowed for the project to continue on schedule. Focused employees and efficient decommissioning methods continue to show why ZionSolutions, a subsidiary of EnergySolutions, is the leader in decommissioning of nuclear power plants. To learn more view this three minute video.

Key Milestones

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  • Constructed 1968-1973
  • Licensed by U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) 1973
  • Operated from 1974-1998
  • Fuel removed from reactors and transferred to wet storage 1998
  • Sept 1, 2010 NRC approves license transfer to ZionSolutions and decommissioning activities
  • Spent fuel removed from wet storage to a dry fuel storage facility. Start demolition of Fuel Storage Building by 2014
  • Completion of plant dismantlement and site restoration work (except for the spent fuel storage facility) in 2018
  • Partial site release from NRC license in 2020
  • Site ready for beneficial reuse in 2020