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Donald C. Cook Unit 2

Bridgman, Michigan
Local population: 70,002 (10-mile radius)


Pressurized Water Reactor


Licensed to operate from 12/23/77-12/23/37


Indiana/Michigan Power Company

Safety Issues:

Fire Protection Problems, Groundwater Leaks Reported, Year Plus Outages

Donald C. Cook nuclear power plant
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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 1997 in this case study for our Walking a Nuclear Tightrope report.  See details | Download the pdf

11/21/1997   Fission Stories #77 described the findings from an NRC investigation that control room operators made 123 calls to a sports and information hotline over a four-month span.