La Crosse Boiling Water Reactor (LACBWR) was built in 1967 as a joint project between the Atomic Energy Commission and the Dairyland Power Cooperative as an example of peace time use of nuclear power. In addition, LACBWR was Wisconsin’s first nuclear electrical power generating station.

The LACBWR was shutdown in April of 1987. The plant cannot be fully decommissioned until the spent fuel is removed. Current plans are to store the spent fuel in dry cask storage at the Genoa site. 

Location
Near Genoa, WI

Reactor type
Boiling Water Reactor 

Date of commercial operation
Commercial operations at full power achieved on August 1, 1969 

Ownership
Dairyland Power Cooperative

Estimated Date for Closure
2026

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