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U.S. Nuclear Reactors

Reactor:
Shearon Harris Unit 1
Location:

New Hill, North Carolina
Local population: 106,744 (10-mile radius)

Type:

Pressurized Water Reactor

Status:

Operating
Licensed to operate from 01/12/87-10/24/26

Owner:

Progress Energy

Safety Issues:

Groundwater Leaks Reported, Near Misses


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Related Links & Documents

04/12/2012   Fission Stories #117 described a safety test conducted by workers measuring how long it took valves to close and stop the release of radiation from the containment building. The valves were supposed to close within 5 second but took as long as 4 hours and 7 minutes to do so.

10/01/2007   UCS explained the reasons why the reactor had to shut down on September 28, 2007, due to an electrical problem. Download the pdf

03/22/2007   UCS presented our concerns about inadequate fire protection at an evening meeting in the community near the plant. Download the pdf

10/23/2006   UCS presented our concerns about inadequate fire protection to the NRC's Petition Review Board.  Download the pdf

03/31/2006   UCS commented NRC Region II for departing from the agency's post 9/11 policy by providing NC WARN and UCS with specific responses to our security allegations.  Download the pdf

12/13/2005   The North Carolina Waste Awareness and Reduction Network (NC WARN) and UCS submitted allegations about inadequate security we received from security officers at Shearon Harris to the NRC, the NRC's Inspector General, the North Carolina Attorney General, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Download the pdf

12/13/2005   NC WARN and UCS documented the allegations we received from security officers at Shearon Harris in this report submitted to state and federal officials. Download the pdf