Brunswick Nuclear Power Plant

Location:

Southport, North Carolina
33.9583, -78.0106

Owner: 

Progress Energy

Population Within 10 Miles:

38,123

On-Site Dry Casks: 

Yes

NRC Contact Information: 

Reactors

Brunswick Unit 1

Reactor Type: 

Boiling Water Reactor

Operational Status:

Operating

Licensed to Operate:

11/12/1976 to 9/8/2036

Brunswick Unit 2

Reactor Type: 

Boiling Water Reactor

Operational Status:

Operating

Licensed to Operate:

12/27/1974 to 12/27/2034

Notes: 

12/10/2007: UCS complimented NRC Region II for a safety problem identified by its special inspection team that prompted Unit 1 to shut down on September 9, 2007, for repairs. Download the pdf >

07/15/2005: UCS explained an event where the reactor automatically shut down due to an electrical short but one of the safety systems – the reactor core isolation cooling system – failed to function. Download the pdf >

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