River Bend Station Unit 1 is located in St. Francisville, Louisiana approximately 24 miles north-northeast of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The General Electric BWR is operated by Entergy Nuclear South and owned by Entergy Gulf States, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Entergy Corp. The plant is licensed to operate until August 29, 2025.
The ISFSI at River Bend began accepting SNF in December 2005 pursuant to a general license. The ISFSI is located within the plant’s security perimeter and consists of a single concrete storage pad. As of the end of September 2010, there were 1,020 SNF assemblies stored in 15 dry 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 1,210 metric tons of SNF stored at the two nuclear power plant sites located in the State of Louisiana — River Bend and Waterford.
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