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EnergySolutions Subsidiary Signs Contract to Acquire

Three Mile Island Unit-2 Nuclear Power Plant

      Salt Lake City, UT – October 15, 2019 – EnergySolutions, Inc. has signed a contract with

FirstEnergy Corp. subsidiaries GPU Nuclear, Inc., Metropolitan Edison Company, Jersey Central

Power & Light Company, and Pennsylvania Electric Company to acquire all licenses and assets

of Unit-2 at the Three Mile Island Nuclear Generating Station (TMI-2) located near Middletown,

Pennsylvania. Under the agreement, the facility would be transferred to a subsidiary of

EnergySolutions known as TMI-2 Solutions, LLC. The agreement also facilitates applications to

the NRC and the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities for approval of the transfer, followed by

decommissioning of TMI-2.

      “We are excited for the opportunity to safely decommission Unit-2 at Three Mile Island and

restore the area to its natural state,” stated Ken Robuck, President and CEO of EnergySolutions.

“We currently have four decommissioning projects, two of which will be completed in the next

six months. Every project has provided valuable experience with best practices and lessons

learned that we will incorporate into this project to safely decommission the facility.”

      In 1979 TMI-2 experienced a partial meltdown which resulted in permanent closure of the

facility. In the early 1980’s 99% of the nuclear fuel was removed from the plant, packaged and

shipped to a storage facility at Idaho National Laboratory (INL). The facility has remained in a

safe and stable storage condition known as Post Defueling Monitored Storage (PDMS) for the

past 26 years.

 

“Every decommissioning project we have performed comes with a commitment to keep the

public fully informed of the progress being made and to answer questions that members of the

community may have,” added Robuck.

      To perform the decommissioning work on this project EnergySolutions and Jingoli, a

construction company headquartered in New Jersey, formed a joint venture called ES/Jingoli

Decommissioning, LLC. Jingoli successfully managed and executed nuclear projects on behalf

of numerous utilities in the United States and Canada with experience in the nuclear field from

pre-construction, construction management, project controls and decommissioning.

      Current decommissioning projects EnergySolutions is performing include the Zion Nuclear

Power Station in Illinois and the La Crosse Boiling Water Reactor in Wisconsin, both are

expected to be complete in the spring of 2020. EnergySolutions is also decommissioning the San

Onofre Nuclear Power Plant in Southern California and the Fort Calhoun Nuclear Power Plant in

Nebraska. In May of this year EnergySolutions completed decommissioning the SEFOR Test

Reactor in Arkansas.

About EnergySolutions

 

EnergySolutions offers customers a full range of integrated services and solutions, including

nuclear operations, characterization, decommissioning, decontamination, site closure,

transportation, nuclear materials management, processing, recycling, and disposition of nuclear

waste, and research and engineering services across the nuclear fuel cycle. For additional

information about EnergySolutions visit www.energysolutions.com.

For additional information about this announcement please contact Mark Walker at

mwalker@energysolutions.com or 801- 231 -9194.