FAQs

Palisades and Big Rock Point Decommissioning 

  • What is the timing for any official filing with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission regarding the license transfer application of the Palisades plant?

    The license transfer request for Palisades will be filed closer to its planned shutdown in the spring of 2022, with the transaction closing expected by the end of that year.

  • Is Holtec interested in purchasing and decommissioning all of Entergy’s plants or other older plants outside of Entergy?

    All of Entergy’s merchant nuclear plants are now under agreement or sold. Holtec is also pursuing additional decommissioning opportunities.

  • When does Holtec plan to submit a Post Shutdown Decommissioning Report and Site Specific Decommissioning Cost Estimate?

    Every plant owner has two years from the date that a reactor is permanently defueled to submit its Post Shutdown Decommissioning Report and Site Specific Decommissioning Cost Estimate to the NRC. Given that Palisades doesn’t shut down until 2022, we are in the process of determining a calendar for the submission of materials to the NRC.

  • What is Holtec’s plan for Big Rock Point?

    Holtec will continue to ensure that the spent fuel storage installation remains in a secure, safe and environmentally responsible manner until such time that an interim or permanent spent fuel facility is made available by the federal government.