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Nuclear reactor operating licenses expirations in the U.S. 2013-2055

Most nuclear reactors in the United States will lose their operating license in the 2030s. In 2034 alone, ten nuclear power plants will need their license renewed. Only six nuclear reactors had operating licenses until 2050 or later. There are 96 operational nuclear power plants in the U.S.

Number of expiring commercial nuclear power reactor operating licenses in the United States from 2013 to 2055

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Release date

October 2020


United States

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Supplementary notes

Only years with license expirations were included.
Limited to reactors licensed to operate. Data as of August 2020.

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