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U.S. Nuclear Reactors


North Perry, Ohio
Local population: 93,187 (10-mile radius)


Boiling Water Reactor


Licensed to operate from 11/13/86-03/18/26


FirstEnergy Nuclear

Safety Issues:

Earthquake Risk, Near Misses, Fire Protection Problems, Groundwater Leaks Reported

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01/16/2013   Fission Stories #138 explained how special nuclear material ordered by FirstEnergy for its Perry nuclear plant was mistakenly delivered to First Solar in Perrysburg instead.

04/25/2011   Fission 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.

03/26/1993   Fission 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.

12/22/1991   Fission 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.

06/18/1986   Fission 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.