Quad Cities Nuclear Power Station Units 1 and 2 are located in Cordova, Illinois approximately 20 miles northeast of Moline, Illinois. The General Electric BWRs are operated by Exelon Generation Company, LLC. The units are owned (75%) by Exelon Corp. and owned (25%) by MidAmerican Energy Co., a wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. Units 1 and 2 are both licensed to operate until December 14, 2032.
The ISFSI for Quad Cities began accepting SNF in November 2005 pursuant to a general license. The ISFSI is located outside the plant’s security perimeter approximately 1,500 feet south of the reactor buildings, but within two security fences and a third controlled boundary. The ISFSI currently consists of one concrete pad that is sufficient to accommodate storage of SNF through at least 2017. Exelon will build another concrete pad to handle SNF generated after 2017 and through the end of the licensed life of both units. As of the end of November 2011, there were 2,244 SNF assemblies stored in 33 dry casks (the photo only shows 27 casks). The casks are manufactured by Holtec — the Hi-Storm 100 cask system and the MPC-68 canister type. As of the end of 2010, there were 8,440 metric tons of SNF stored at the six nuclear power plant sites located in the State of Illinois — Braidwood, Byron, Clinton, Dresden, La Salle and Quad Cities.
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