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U.S. Nuclear Reactors

Susquehanna Unit 1

Berwick, Pennsylvania
Local population: 74,924 (10-mile radius)


Boiling Water Reactor


Licensed to operate from 11/12/82-07/12/42


PPL Susquehanna LLC

Safety Issues:

Elevated Spent Fuel Pool, Groundwater Leaks Reported

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07/16/2010   Fission Stories #36 explained how improperly installed rubber gaskets failed, allowing nearly one million gallons of river water to flood the turbine building to a depth of nearly 12 feet.

1991   Fission Stories #75 described a misunderstanding that allowed workers to dismantle a component, carry it outside containment,  apply a coating material to it, carry it back inside containment, and reinstall it. A procedure prohibited the application of this coating to equipment inside containment, but its uncertain wording enabled workers to exploit the loophole and get the offending coating inside containment.