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U.S. Nuclear Reactors

Reactor:
Clinton
Location:

Clinton, Illinois
Local population: 21,709 (10-mile radius)

Type:

Boiling Water Reactor

Status:

Operating
Licensed to operate from 04/17/87-09/29/26

Owner:

Excelon

Safety Issues:

Year Plus Outages, Heightened NRC Attention


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Related Links & Documents

09/18/2006   UCS documented the factors leading to the year-plus reactor outage that began in September 1996 in this case study for our Walking a Nuclear Tightrope report.  See details | Download the pdf

04/20/1995   Fission Stories #61 described how workers put two nitrogen blankets around the drain pipe from the reactor vessel to freeze the water inside while maintenance was performed downstream of the location; only to find out months later that the stresses imposed by the double seals seriously damaged the pipe.