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Edwin I. Hatch Unit 2

Baxley, Georgia
Local population: 22,397 (10-mile radius)


Boiling Water Reactor


Licensed to operate from 06/13/78-06/13/38


Southern Nuclear Operating Company

Safety Issues:

Groundwater Leaks Reported, Elevated Spent Fuel Pool

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Related Links & Documents

10/01/2013   Workers failed to implement appropriate compensatory measures when conducting activities that increased the likelihood of draining cooling water from the reactor vessel. Read more in Fission Stories #147.

03/15/2005   UCS provided an illustrated explanation for the damage workers discovered in the safety components installed to guard against excessive pressure during an accident. Download the pdf

05/14/1998   Fission Stories #22 describes how hydrogen injection to control piping erosion backfired (almost literally) when hydrogen concentrations soared to 14 percent in the turbine building.

12/02/1986   Fission Stories #42 explained how 141,000 gallons of water drained from the spent fuel pool after a worker mistakenly stopped the flow of air to the inflatable seals around the fuel pool’s gate.