Local population: 21,709 (10-mile radius)
Boiling Water Reactor
Licensed to operate from 04/17/87-09/29/26
Year Plus Outages
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
04/20/1995Fission 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.