Shearon Harris Nuclear Power Plant

Location:

New Hill, North Carolina
35.6333, -78.9561

Owner: 

Progress Energy

Population Within 10 Miles:

106,744

On-Site Dry Casks: 

No

NRC Contact Information: 

Reactors

Shearon Harris Unit 1

Reactor Type: 

Pressurized Water Reactor

Operational Status:

Operating

Licensed to Operate:

1/12/1987 to 10/24/2026

Shearon Harris Unit 5

Reactor Type: 

Pressurized Water Reactor

Operational Status:

Proposed

Shearon Harris Unit 6

Reactor Type: 

Pressurized Water Reactor

Operational Status:

Proposed

Notes: 

10/01/2007: UCS explained the reasons why the reactor had to shut down on September 28, 2007, due to an electrical problem. Download the pdf >

03/22/2007: UCS presented our concerns about inadequate fire protection at an evening meeting in the community near the plant. Download the pdf >

10/23/2006: UCS presented our concerns about inadequate fire protection to the NRC's Petition Review Board.  Download the pdf >

03/31/2006: UCS commented NRC Region II for departing from the agency's post 9/11 policy by providing NC WARN and UCS with specific responses to our security allegations.  Download the pdf >

12/13/2005: The North Carolina Waste Awareness and Reduction Network (NC WARN) and UCS submitted allegations about inadequate security we received from security officers at Shearon Harris to the NRC, the NRC's Inspector General, the North Carolina Attorney General, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Download the pdf >

12/13/2005: NC WARN and UCS documented the allegations we received from security officers at Shearon Harris in this report submitted to state and federal officials. Download the pdf >

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