Red Level, Florida
Local population: 33,942 (10-mile radius)
Pressurized Water Reactor
Licensed to operate from 01/28/77-12/03/16
Earthquake Risk, Fire Protection Problems, Groundwater Leaks Reported
Related Links & Documents
02/12/2013Fission Stories #129 lamented the plight of the nuclear Maytag repairmen – workers at nuclear power reactors that have been shut down for a long time with uncertain futures.
10/02/2009 Workers severely damaged thick concrete reactor containment walls when they cut a hole to replace steam generators. The ensuing inquiry concluded that the workers had applied more pressure than the concrete could withstand—a mistake that cost more than $500 million.
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