Salem Nuclear Generating Station

Location:

Salem, New Jersey
39.4628, -75.5358

Owner: 

PSEG Nuclear, LLC

Population Within 10 Miles:

71,595

On-Site Dry Casks: 

Yes

NRC Contact Information: 

Reactors

Salem Unit 1

Reactor Type: 

Pressurized Water Reactor

Operational Status:

Operating

Licensed to Operate:

8/13/1976 to 8/13/2036

Salem Unit 2

Reactor Type: 

Pressurized Water Reactor

Operational Status:

Operating

Licensed to Operate:

5/20/1981 to 4/18/2040

Notes: 

09/18/2006: UCS documented the factors leading to the year-plus reactor outage that began in May 1995 in this case study for our Walking a Nuclear Tightrope report. Download the pdf >

03/07/2005: UCS on behalf of UNPLUG Salem commented to the NRC that the proposed amendment to the operating license "cherry picked" pieces from the Improved Technical Specifications contrary to generally accepted industry practice. Download the pdf >

01/28/2005: UCS asked the NRC if recent management changes at the plant had conformed with changes made in 2004 to guard against retaliation against workers raising safety concerns. Download the pdf >

02/02/2004: UCS commended the NRC for taking steps to address apparent safety culture problems at the Hope Creek and Salem nuclear plants. Download the pdf >

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