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U.S. Nuclear Reactors

Reactor:
Limerick Unit 1
Location:

Pottstown, Pennsylvania
Local population: 216,988 (10-mile radius)

Type:

Boiling Water Reactor

Status:

Operating
Licensed to operate from 08/08/85-10/26/24

Owner:

Exelon

Safety Issues:

Earthquake Risk, Elevated Spent Fuel Pool, Groundwater Leaks Reported


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