The operator, Wolf Creek Nuclear Operating Corp, submitted its renewal application Sept. 27, 2006. With the renewal, the license is extended until March 11, 2045.
With this decision, the NRC has now renewed the licenses of 49 of the 104 operating commercial power reactors in the United States.
The Wolf Creek station, which entered service in 1985, is located in Burlington, in Coffey County, about 70 miles south of Topeka, the state capital.
One MW powers 800 homes in Kansas.
Wolf Creek is owned by Great Plains Energy Inc's Kansas City Power & Light (47 percent), Westar Energy Inc (47 percent) and Kansas Electric Power Cooperative Inc (6 percent).
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