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U.S. Nuclear Reactors

Reactor:
St. Lucie Unit 1
Location:

Hutchinson Island, Florida
Local population: 193,001 (10-mile radius)

Type:

Pressurized Water Reactor

Status:

Operating
Licensed to operate from 03/01/76-03/01/36

Owner:

Florida Power & Light Company

Safety Issues:

Earthquake Risk, Fire Protection Problems, 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 February 1983 in this case study for our Walking a Nuclear Tightrope report.  See details | Download the pdf (1.5 kb)

09/1993   Fission Stories #27 explains how jellyfish forced the operators to manually shut down the reactor three times over a span of two days.

09/1983   Fission Stories #27 explains how jellyfish forced the operators to manually shut down the reactor.