Local population: 42,733 (10-mile radius)
Pressurized Water Reactor
Licensed to operate from 07/02/87-10/17/26
Groundwater Leaks Reported
Related Links & Documents
08/16/2010Fission Stories #41
covers the cascading shut down of both reactors when conditions created by the
Unit 2 shut down forced Unit 1 to shut down.
08/16/2010 The plant owner knew about several problems but did not correct them, leading to a near-miss. The problems included a poor design that led to repeated floods in buildings with safety equipment, a poor design that allowed vented steam to rip metal siding off containment walls, and undersized electrical fuses for vital safety equipment.
05/11/2006 UCS documented our views on the proper sanction for the 6.5 million gallons of radioactively contaminated water from Braidwood in a letter to NRC Commissioner Edward McGaffigan, Jr. Download the pdf