H. B. Robinson Nuclear Generating Station

Location:

Hartsville, South Carolina
34.4053, -80.1586

Owner: 

Progress Energy

Population Within 10 Miles:

40,963

On-Site Dry Casks: 

Yes

NRC Contact Information: 

Reactors

H. B. Robinson Unit 2

Reactor Type: 

Pressurized Water Reactor

Operational Status:

Operating

Licensed to Operate:

9/23/1970 to 7/31/2030

Notes: 

03/28/2011: On the 31st anniversary of Three Mile Island, this event revisited nearly all the problems that caused that meltdown: bad design, poor maintenance of problematic equipment, inadequate operator performance, and poor training.

10/07/2010: Recurring problems caused this reactor's second near-miss in six months: bad design, nonconforming equipment, inadequate operator performance, and poor training. This baggage reflected years of programmatic failures.

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