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Looking to 2062: Westinghouse Continues Fuel Production in South Carolina

September 12, 2022 by Westinghouse Electric Company

Company receives 40-year license renewal from Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Cranberry Township, PA – September 12, 2022 – Westinghouse Electric Company received confirmation from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) that its Columbia Fuel Fabrication Facility (CFFF) operating license is renewed for an additional 40 years. The license extends Westinghouse’s operations at the Richland County facility until 2062.




“We are very pleased with NRC’s renewal of our license for an additional 40 years,” says Patrick Fragman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Westinghouse. “The Columbia Fuel Fabrication Facility plays a vital role in fueling the global operating nuclear fleet while also assuring United States energy independence. Looking to the future, we are proud to continue generating safe, clean and sustainable energy in South Carolina as a flagship facility in our global nuclear fuel portfolio.”

The Westinghouse facility in Hopkins, S.C., manufactures fuel rods used in commercial reactors to generate electricity. Ten percent of the nation’s electricity comes from the nuclear fuel manufactured by more than 850 employees at the site.

In recent years, Westinghouse has made substantial investments in the CFFF to improve operations, infrastructure, maintenance, environmental, and safety standards throughout the facility. Westinghouse remains committed to continue investing in facility enhancements as well as in its ongoing engagement with the local community.