Byron Nuclear Generating Station

Location:

Rockford, Illinois
42.075, -89.2819

Owner: 

Exelon

Population Within 10 Miles:

36,110

On-Site Dry Casks: 

Yes

NRC Contact Information: 

Reactors

Byron Unit 1

Reactor Type: 

Pressurized Water Reactor

Operational Status:

Operating

Licensed to Operate:

2/14/1985 to 10/31/2024

Byron Unit 2

Reactor Type: 

Pressurized Water Reactor

Operational Status:

Operating

Licensed to Operate:

1/30/1987 to 11/6/2026

Notes: 

10/25/2007: UCS explained the piping corrosion problems that forced both reactors to shut down on October 19, 2007. Download the pdf

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