Local population: 54,464 (10-mile radius)
Pressurized Water Reactor
Licensed to operate from 08/13/76-08/13/36
Fire Protection Problems, Groundwater Leaks Reported, Year Plus Outages
Related Links & Documents
02/18/2010 A roof known for years to leak when it rained allowed rainwater to short out electrical equipment. One reactor automatically shut down. A worn-out protective device that workers had not replaced because of cost-cutting efforts allowed the electrical problem to trigger an automatic shutdown of a second reactor.
09/18/2006 UCS documented the factors leading to the year-plus reactor outage that began in March 1989 in this case study for our Walking a Nuclear Tightrope report. See details | Download the pdf
04/1997Fission Stories #19 describes all the barriers installed to prevent a diver from getting too close to irradiated fuel in the spent fuel pool failed when the diver swam into the danger zone.