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H. B. Robinson Unit 2

Hartsville, South Carolina
Local population: 40,963 (10-mile radius)


Pressurized Water Reactor


Licensed to operate from 09/23/70-07/31/30


Progress Energy

Safety Issues:

Flooding Hazard, Heightened NRC Attention, Fire Protection Problems, Groundwater Leaks Reported

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