U.S. Nuclear Reactors
Waterford Unit 3
Local population: 92,028 (10-mile radius)
Pressurized Water Reactor
Licensed to operate from 03/16/85-12/18/24
Entergy Nuclear Operations
Flooding Hazard, Heightened NRC Attention, Fire Protection Problems, Groundwater Leaks Reported
Related Links & Documents
06/10/1995 Fission Stories #17
describes how the onsite fire brigade delayed using water to extinguish an
electrical fire for over an hour, replicating one of the major mistakes made
during the 1975 fire at the Browns Ferry nuclear plant.
10/25/1992 Fission Stories #21
summarizes how a worker using a commercial cleaner to spruce up the control
room inadvertently disabled key emergency systems.