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U.S. Nuclear Reactors

Reactor:
Dresden Unit 1
Location:

Morris, Illinois
Local population: 67,379 (10-mile radius)

Type:

Boiling Water Reactor

Status:

Shutdown
Licensed to operate from 09/28/59-10/31/78

Owner:

Exelon

Safety Issues:

Elevated Spent Fuel Pool

Dresden nuclear power plant
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