U.S. Nuclear Reactors
St. Lucie Unit 1
Hutchinson Island, Florida
Local population: 193,001 (10-mile radius)
Pressurized Water Reactor
Licensed to operate from 03/01/76-03/01/36
Florida Power & Light Company
Earthquake Risk, Fire Protection Problems, Groundwater Leaks Reported, Year Plus Outages
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.