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U.S. Nuclear Reactors

Reactor:
Rancho Seco
Location:

Clay Station, California
Local population: (10-mile radius)

Type:

Pressurized Water Reactor

Status:

Shutdown
Licensed to operate from 08/16/74-06/07/89

Owner:

Sacramento Municipal Utilities District

Safety Issues:

Groundwater Leaks Reported, Year Plus Outages


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Related Links & Documents

09/18/2006   UCS documented the factors leading to the year-plus reactor outage that began in December 1985 in this case study for our Walking a Nuclear Tightrope report.  See details | Download the pdf (1.5 kb)

03/18/1981   Fission Stories #14 described how workers discovered that rust flakes had clogged about 85 percent of the tubes inside an oil cooler for an emergency pump.