Big Rock Point, located in Charlevoix Michigan, shutdown in 1997 and was decommissioned in the early 2000s. Only the used fuel remains at the Big Rock Point site.
Holtec International completed the acquisition of the Palisades Power Plant and the Big Rock Point site from Entergy Corporation today.
Palisades and Big Rock Point Licenses Transfer to Holtec, Approved by the USNRC Today, Enlarges Holtec’s Decommissioning Fleet to Seven Reactor Units
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) approved the transfer of the Palisades Power Plant to Holtec International after the facility permanently shuts down in the spring of 2022. The approval also allows the transfer of Entergy’s decommissioned Big Rock Point facility near Charlevoix, Michigan, where only the Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation (ISFSI) remains.
Holtec and Entergy Jointly Submit Application to the USNRC to Transfer the Palisades Power Plant License to Holtec
Holtec International and Entergy Corporation have jointly submitted a License Transfer Application to the USNRC requesting approval to transfer the NRC license for the Palisades Power Plant to Holtec.
Holtec will continue to ensure that the Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation remains in a safe, secure, and environmentally responsible manner. The federal government has the obligation to take receipt of used fuel located at nuclear stations across the country. At this time, there is no clear timeline for that action. Holtec has submitted its license application to build a consolidated interim storage facility for spent fuel called HI-STORE in New Mexico. Big Rock Point’s used fuel could be relocated to this facility.
HDI is Licensed Operator for Big Rock
Holtec Decommissioning International (HDI) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Holtec International headquartered at the Krishna P. Singh Technology Campus, Camden, NJ. HDI functions as the licensed operator for Holtec owned nuclear power plants.