Local population: 68,588 (10-mile radius)
Boiling Water Reactor
Licensed to operate from 07/02/74-07/02/34
Earthquake Risk, Elevated Spent Fuel Pool, Flooding Hazard, Groundwater Leaks Reported, Year Plus Outages
Related Links & Documents
11/09/2007UCS questioned the NRC's regional administrator over the agency's claim that Exelon took aggressive corrective actions upon learning about security officers sleeping on duty. Download the pdf (1.5 kb)
10/09/2007UCS expressed concerns to NRC's security chief about the agency's response to allegations of sleeping security officers at Peach Bottom. Download the pdf (1.5 kb)
03/2007Fission Stories #9 chronicles how the NRC dropped the ball after receiving allegations that
security officers were routinely sleeping while on duty. The NRC did not
investigate the allegations until six months later after a TV reporter was
given videotapes of the sleeping guards.
09/18/2006 UCS documented the factors leading to the year-plus reactor outage that began in March 1987 in this case study for our Walking a Nuclear Tightrope report. See details | Download the pdf (1.5 kb)
03/31/1987Fission Stories #9
chronicles how the NRC ordered the reactor to be shut down and remain shut down
after it substantiated allegations that operators were routinely sleeping while
on duty in the control room.