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U.S. Nuclear Reactors

Reactor:
Byron Unit 2
Location:

Rockford, Illinois
Local population: 36,110 (10-mile radius)

Type:

Pressurized Water Reactor

Status:

Operating
Licensed to operate from 01/30/87-11/06/26

Owner:

Exelon

Safety Issues:

Groundwater Leaks Reported, Near Misses


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Related Links & Documents

02/06/2012   Fission Stories #93 described how deficient procedures and training for controlling the system providing makeup cooling water led to an automatic shut down of the reactor.

01/30/2012   Fission Stories #111 described how a design error in the voltage protection system allowed an electrical fault to propagate until the connections to all offsite electrical power supplies were lost.

10/25/2007   UCS explained the piping corrosion problems that forced both reactors to shut down on October 19, 2007.  Download the pdf (1.5 kB)