Hope Creek Generation Station, Unit 1 is located in Hancocks Bridge, New Jersey approximately 18 miles southeast of Wilmington, Delaware. The General Electric BWR is operated by PSEG Nuclear, LLC and owned by PSEG Power, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Public Service Enterprise Group, Inc. The plant is licensed to operate until April 11, 2046. The Hope Creek plant and the two-unit Salem plant are located on the same site.
The ISFSI for the Hope Creek site began accepting SNF from Hope Creek in 2006 (and from the Salem site in 2010) pursuant to a general license. The ISFSI is located inside the plant’s security perimeter near the north boundary of the site just west of the cooling tower for Hope Creek. The ISFSI consists of three concrete storage pads that can provide storage of up to 200 dry casks. All three pads are 91 feet wide. Two of the pads are 260 feet long and can hold 68 casks each in a 2 by 17 array. The third pad is about 249 feet long and can hold 64 casks in a 2 by 16 array. As of the July 2011, for Hope Creek there were 1,088 SNF assemblies stored in 16 dry casks. The cask manufacturer for the Hope Creek SNF is Holtec — the Hi-Storm cask system and the MPC-68 canister type. As of July 2011, for Salem there were 128 assemblies stored in 4 dry casks. The cask manufacturer for the Salem SNF is also Holtec — again the Hi-Storm cask system but the MPC-32 canister type. As of the end of 2008, there was 2,480 metric tons of SNF stored at the 3 nuclear power plant sites located in New Jersey — Hope Creek, Oyster Creek and Salem.