The oldest operational plant in the United States is the Oyster Creek, New Jersey, plant. It became operational on December 1, 1969. The original license for the Oyster Creek power plant was scheduled to expire on April 9, 2009. On April 8, 2009, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission approved a 20-year license extension until April 9, 2029. The Nine Mile Point, Unit 1 also became operational on December 1, 1969. Its original license was to expire on August 22, 2009, but on October 31, 2006, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission granted a 20-year extension to its license, extending it to August 22, 2029. Since the license for Oyster Creek was issued before the license for Nine Mile Point, Oyster Creek is officially the oldest operating U.S. reactor.