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U.S. Nuclear Reactors

South Texas Project Unit 1

Palacios, Texas
Local population: 8,703 (10-mile radius)


Pressurized Water Reactor


Licensed to operate from 03/22/88-08/20/27


STP Nuclear Operating Company

Safety Issues:

Flooding Hazard, 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 February 1993 in this case study for our Walking a Nuclear Tightrope report.  See details | Download the pdf (1.5 kb)

08/31/2006   UCS documented the allegations we received from security officers at South Texas Project in this report which Congressman Markey cited in his letter to NRC Chairman Dale Klein.  See details