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U.S. Nuclear Reactors

Reactor:
Fermi Unit 1
Location:

Monroe, Michigan
Local population: 104,850 (10-mile radius)

Type:

Liquid Metal Fast Breeder Reactor

Status:

Shutdown
Licensed to operate from 05/10/63-09/22/72

Owner:

Detroit Edison Company

Safety Issues:

Year Plus Outages


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Related Links & Documents

12/03/2013   Installed at the last moment before the reactor started operating, a device intended to protect against meltdowns actually caused a meltdown, as detailed in Fission Stories #152.

09/18/2006   UCS documented the factors leading to the year-plus reactor outage that began in October 1966 with the fuel element melting event in this case study for our Walking a Nuclear Tightrope report.  See details | Download the pdf