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U.S. Nuclear Reactors

Reactor:
Surry Unit 1
Location:

Gravel Neck, Virginia
Local population: 141,209 (10-mile radius)

Type:

Pressurized Water Reactor

Status:

Operating
Licensed to operate from 05/25/72-05/25/32

Owner:

Dominion Generation

Safety Issues:

Flooding Hazard, Groundwater Leaks Reported


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06/08/2010  After an inadvertent shutdown of the Unit 1 reactor, a fire began in the control room owing to an overheated electrical component. A similar component in the Unit 2 control room had overheated and started a fire six months earlier. The company did not take steps to protect Unit 1 from the problem identified in Unit 2.