September 16, 2016
Contact: Scott Burnell
NRC Issues Final Environmental Review on License Renewal for
Firmi 2 Nuclear Power Plant
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has published its final review detailing the environmental
impacts of renewing the operating license of the Fermi 2 nuclear power plant in Michigan. The
supplemental environmental impact statement contains the NRC staff’s conclusion that the impacts
would not preclude renewing the plant’s license for an additional 20 years.
Fermi 2 is a boiling
-water reactor located in Newport, Mich., about 25 miles northeast of
Toledo, Ohio. It is currently licensed to operate through March 20, 2025. The operator,
DTE Electric Co., submitted the renewal application April 30, 2014.
The report is Supplement 56 to NUREG
-1437, Generic Environmental Impact Statement for
License Renewal of Nuclear Plants. It is now available on the NRC website
. The NRC published a draft
version of the report in November 2015 for public comment. The final report includes the staff’s
responses to the comments
The Fermi 2 license renewal application
and general information about re
actor license renewal
are available on the NRC website.