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U.S. Nuclear Reactors

Palo Verde Unit 2

Wintersburg, Arizona
Local population: 12,101 (10-mile radius)


Pressurized Water Reactor


Licensed to operate from 04/24/86-04/24/46


Arizona Public Service Company

Safety Issues:

Groundwater Leaks Reported, Near Misses

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Related Links & Documents

01/11/2008   UCS questioned the NRC on how the Insititute for Nuclear Power Operations (INPO) missed warning signs of declining performance at Palo Verde.  Download the pdf

11/22/2006   UCS commended NRC Region IV on its identification of and response to safety problems.  Download the pdf

11/22/2006   UCS explained how a growing list of safety short-falls led to NRC identifying Palo Verde as one of the worst performing nuclear plants in the United States.  See details