North Perry, Ohio
Local population: 93,187 (10-mile radius)
Boiling Water Reactor
Licensed to operate from 11/13/86-03/18/26
Earthquake Risk, Fire Protection Problems, Groundwater Leaks Reported, Heightened NRC Attention, Near Misses
Related Links & Documents
04/25/2011Fission Stories #57 summarizes an event where workers replacing a broken instrument used to monitor power level inside the reactor core narrowly avoided overexposure to radiation.
03/26/1993Fission Stories #2 explains how water leaking from an underground 30-inch diameter pipe leaked into nearby plant buildings, flooding some to a depth of 6 to 8 inches.
12/22/1991Fission Stories #2 describes the leakage of nearly 3million gallons from a failed 36-inch diameter pipe carrying cooling water from the lake to the plant.
06/18/1986Fission Stories #88 explained how workers used space heaters to ignite charcoal filters in an emergency ventilation system and then mis-diagnosed fire alarms for many hours before figuring out the problem they’d created.