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U.S. Nuclear Reactors

Reactor:
Catawba Unit 1
Location:

Rock Hill, South Carolina
Local population: 181,798 (10-mile radius)

Type:

Pressurized Water Reactor

Status:

Operating
Licensed to operate from 01/17/85-12/05/43

Owner:

Duke Energy Power Company

Safety Issues:

Groundwater Leaks Reported, Fire Protection Problems

Catawba nuclear power plant
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Related Links & Documents

04/04/2012  Fission Stories #119 two separate, longstanding design errors caused the reactor to be disconnected from the offsite power grid and to have one of the onsite emergency diesel generators to fail to function properly.

2010  Security problems prompted the NRC to conduct a special investigation. Details of the problems, their causes, and their fixes are not publicly available.