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U.S. Nuclear Reactors

Reactor:
Oconee Unit 1
Location:

Seneca, South Carolina
Local population: 90,688 (10-mile radius)

Type:

Pressurized Water Reactor

Status:

Operating
Licensed to operate from 02/06/73-02/06/33

Owner:

Duke Energy Power Company

Safety Issues:

Flooding Hazard, Earthquake Risk, Fire Protection Problems, Groundwater Leaks Reported


Related Links & Documents

09/03/2013   Safety gains achieved in fuel rod reliability were offset by reduced capability to detect leakage of reactor cooling water, as described in Fission Stories #145.

01/08/1996   Fission Stories #26 describes how an irradiated fuel assembly was left alone and suspended in mid-water within the spent fuel pool for nearly three weeks.