Wolf Creek Nuclear Generating Station

Location:

Burlington, Kansas
38.2389, -95.6889

Owner: 

Wolf Creek Nuclear Operating Corporation

Population Within 10 Miles:

10,956

On-Site Dry Casks: 

No

NRC Contact Information: 

Reactors

Wolf Creek Unit 1

Reactor Type: 

Pressurized Water Reactor

Operational Status:

Operating

Licensed to Operate:

6/4/1985 to 3/11/2045

Notes: 

08/19/2009: Seven hours after the reactor shut down automatically because of a problem with the electrical grid, an NRC inspector found water leaking from the system that cools the emergency diesel generators and virtually all other emergency equipment. An internal study in 2007 had forecast such leakage, and a leak had actually occurred after a reactor shutdown in April 2008. However, the owner had taken few steps to correct this serious safety problem.

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