Submit your written comments on the Point Beach Nuclear Reactors by Monday, January 3

You may submit written comments by any of the following methods.
  • Federal Rulemaking Website: Go online following this link. Click the blue “comment” button on the left side of the webpage.
  • Email comments to: PointBeach-SLRSEIS@nrc.gov
  • Mail comments to: Office of Administration, Mail Stop: TWFN-7-A60M, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001, ATTN: Program Management, Announcements and Editing Staff.
 
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BRIEF BACKGROUND ON POINT BEACH NUCLEAR REACTORS
Please visit www.closepointbeachnuclear.org for more information.
The two Point Beach nuclear reactors began operating in 1970 and 1972. The current licenses are due to expire in 2030 and 2033. NextEra Energy has submitted an application to the NRC to extend the licenses by an additional 20 years, bringing the expected life of the nuclear reactors to 80 years (2050 and 2053).
The reactors and waste storage facility are located on the shoreline of Lake Michigan in Manitowoc County, near Two Rivers, Wisconsin. Due to this location, the drinking water of millions is at risk as well as the precious agricultural land in the surrounding area.
The Point Beach reactor #2 is one of the most embrittled reactors in the U.S. due to its age and materials, making it vulnerable to cracking and the release of radiation in the event of an accident. The NRC estimated that the Point Beach 2 reactor was to reach its “embrittlement screening limit” by 2017. (Zipp, 2014)
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