Hartsville, South Carolina
Local population: 40,963 (10-mile radius)
Pressurized Water Reactor
Licensed to operate from 09/23/70-07/31/30
Fire Protection Problems, Flooding Hazard, Groundwater Leaks Reported
Related Links & Documents
03/28/2011 On the 31st anniversary of Three Mile Island, this event revisited nearly all the problems that caused that meltdown: bad design, poor maintenance of problematic equipment, inadequate operator performance, and poor training.
10/07/2010 Recurring problems caused this reactor's second near-miss in six months: bad design, nonconforming equipment, inadequate operator performance, and poor training. This baggage reflected years of programmatic failures.
01/07/1989Fission Stories #22
describes how workers declared an emergency due to explosive concentrations of
hydrogen in the turbine building, auxiliary building, and containment.