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U.S. Nuclear Reactors

Reactor:
Waterford Unit 3
Location:

Taft, Louisiana
Local population: 92,028 (10-mile radius)

Type:

Pressurized Water Reactor

Status:

Operating
Licensed to operate from 03/16/85-12/18/24

Owner:

Entergy Nuclear Operations

Safety Issues:

Flooding Hazard, Heightened NRC Attention, Fire Protection Problems, Groundwater Leaks Reported


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