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NorthStar Group Services has removed the Vallecitos boiling water reactor (VBWR) from the GEH Vallecitos Nuclear Centre in California and has delivered it for disposal to the Texas facility of its affiliate, Waste Control Specialists (WCS). The privately owned VBWR operated from 1957 to 1963 at the Vallecitos Nuclear Centre (VNC) in Alameda County some 48 km east of San Francisco. The VBWR was the first NPP to deliver significant quantities of electricity to a public utility grid and the first NPP to receive an operating licence issued by the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC).

Date: Friday, 17 November 2023
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The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has released for “unrestricted use” most of the land on and around the area where the Zion Nuclear Power Station once operated. This means that any residual radiation is below NRC’s limits and there will be no further regulatory controls imposed by the NRC for that portion of the property. Only the plant’s used fuel storage facility, covering about five acres, will remain under NRC licence and oversight.

Date: Thursday, 16 November 2023
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The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has released most of the site of the former Zion nuclear power plant in Illinois for unrestricted use, marking the completion of decommissioning at the site. A storage facility for the plant's used fuel will remain under NRC licence and oversight.

Date: Saturday, 11 November 2023
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US utility Commonwealth Edison (ComEd – part of Exelon) and Constellation have announced an agreement that will help ComEd power all of its 54 offices and metered facilities with locally produced carbon-free nuclear energy, every hour of every day. This will make ComEd the first US investor-owned utility to power its facilities with 100% clean energy produced at the same time and place it is consumed. The ComEd agreement follows a similar one between Constellation and Microsoft in July to power one of its Virginia data centres.

Date: Wednesday, 20 September 2023
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A clean energy bill, Senate Bill 2408, which includes a plan to prevent closure of the Byron NPP was adopted by the Illinois House of Representatives on 9 September after hours of debate by 83 votes to 33.

Date: Tuesday, 14 September 2021
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