Salem Generating Station Units 1 and 2 are located in Hancocks Bridge, New Jersey approximately 18 miles south of Wilmington, Delaware. The Westinghouse PWRs are operated by PSEG Nuclear, LLC. The units are owned (57.4%) by PSEG Power, a wholly owned subsidiary of Public Service Enterprise Group, Inc., and also owned (42.6%) by Exelon Corp. Unit 1 is licensed to operate until August 13, 2036. Unit 2 is licensed to operate until April 18, 2040. The two units are located on the same site as the Hope Creek Generating Station.
The ISFSI for the site began accepting SNF from Salem in 2010 (and from the Hope Creek in 2006) 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 July 2011, for Salem there were 128 assemblies stored in 4 dry casks. The cask manufacturer for the Salem SNF is Holtec – the Hi-Storm cask system and the MPC-32 canister type. 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 also Holtec — again the Hi-Storm cask system but the MPC-68 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.
Additional information regarding the Salem plants is available at the following websites:
The ISFSI for Salem began accepting SNF from Unit 1 in 2010/2011 pursuant to a general license. PSEG does not anticipate needed to place SNF from Unit 2 in storage at the ISFSI until 2015.