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Ace Hoffman's List of nuclear power plants in America
Operating or closed. Including their individual histories, locations, technical details, official contact points, and local activist groups.
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Nuclear power in the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

As of 2008, nuclear power in the United States is provided by 104 commercial reactors (69 pressurized water reactors and 35 boiling water reactors) licensed to operate at 65 nuclear power plants, producing a total of 806.2 TWh of electricity, which was 19.6% of the nation's total electric energy generation in 2008.[1] The United States is the world's largest supplier of commercial nuclear power.

NOTE: this is a list of commercial nuclear power reactors - there are many more reactors in the US, as well as types other nuclear facilities. see below

Nuclear Information and Resource Service - NIRS

Beyond Nuclear - Home

Anti-nuclear groups in the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Some sixty anti-nuclear power groups are operating, or have operated, in the United States. These include: Abalone Alliance, Clamshell Alliance, Greenpeace USA, Institute for Energy and Environmental Research, Musicians United for Safe Energy, Nuclear Control Institute, Nuclear Information and Resource Service, Public Citizen Energy Program, Shad Alliance, and the Sierra Club.


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U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission - NRC: Home Page


GENERAL ELECTRIC - GE ENERGY
WESTINGHOUSE
ENTERGY

SOUTHERN CO

Type Public (NYSE: SO)
S&P 500 Component
Industry Utilities
Founded 1945
Headquarters Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Key people Thomas A. Fanning, President and Chief Executive Officer,[1]
Art P. Beattie, Chief Financial Officer
Anthony J. Topazi, Chief Operating Officer
Revenue $17.46 billion USD (2010)[2][3]
Net income $1.64 billion USD (2009)[2][3]
Employees 26,112 (2009)[4]
Website www.SouthernCompany.co

Exelon *

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* Exelon Corporation is an electricity generating and distributing company headquartered in the Chase Tower in the Chicago Loop area of Chicago.[2] It was created in October 2000 by the merger of PECO Energy Company and Unicom, of Philadelphia and Chicago respectively. Unicom owned Commonwealth Edison. Exelon has 5.4 million electricity customers and serves 485,000 natural gas customers in the Philadelphia suburbs. In October, 2009 Exelon had full or majority ownership of 17 nuclear reactors in 10 nuclear power plants. - Exelon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Pacific Gas & Electric - Diablo Canyon in CA

Fuel vendors
The following companies have active Nuclear fuel fabrication facilities in the United States. These are all light water fuel fabrication facilities because only LWRs are operating in the US. The US currently has no MOX fuel fabrication facilities, though Duke Energy has expressed intent of building one of a relatively small capacity.

Areva
Areva (formerly Areva NP) runs fabrication facilities in Lynchburg, Virginia and Richland, Washington. It also has a Generation III+ plant design, EPR (formerly the Evolutionary Power Reactor), which it plans to market in the US.[68]

Westinghouse Electric Company
Westinghouse operates a fuel fabrication facility in Columbia, South Carolina,[69] which processes 1,600 metric tons Uranium (MTU) per year. It previously operated a nuclear fuel plant in Hematite, Missouri but has since closed it down.

General Electric
GE pioneered the BWR technology that has become widely used throughout the world. It formed the Global Nuclear Fuel joint venture in 1999 with Hitachi and Toshiba and later restructured into GE-Hitachi Nuclear Energy. It operates the fuel fabrication facility in Wilmington, North Carolina, with a capacity of 1,200 MTU per year.

Industry and academic
The American Nuclear Society (ANS) scientific and educational organization that has academic and industry members. The organization publishes a large amount of literature on nuclear technology in several journals. The ANS also has some offshoot organizations such as North American Young Generation in Nuclear (NA-YGN).
The Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) is an industry group whose activities include lobbying, experience sharing between companies and plants, and provides data on the industry to a number of outfits.

Prospective nuclear units in the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Many license applications filed with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for proposed new reactors have been suspended or cancelled.[1][2] As of October 2011, plans for about 30 new reactors in the United States have been "whittled down to just four, despite the promise of large subsidies and President Barack Obama’s support of nuclear power, which he reaffirmed after Fukushima".[3] A reactor currently under construction in America, is at Watts Bar, Tennessee, was begun in 1973 and may be completed in 2012.[4][5] Matthew Wald from the New York Times has reported that "the nuclear renaissance is looking small and slow".[6]

Nuclear power in the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

As of April 2011, a total of 45 groups and individuals are formally asking the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to suspend all licensing and other activities at 21 proposed nuclear reactor projects in 15 states until the NRC completes a thorough post-Fukushima reactor crisis examination. The petitioners also are asking the NRC to supplement its own investigation by establishing an independent commission comparable to that set up in the wake of the serious, though less severe, 1979 Three Mile Island accident.[113][114]

As of December 2011, construction by Southern Company on two new nuclear units has begun, and they are expected to be delivering commercial power by 2016 and 2017.[118][119] But, looking ahead, experts see continuing challenges that will make it very difficult for the nuclear power industry to expand beyond a small handful of reactor projects that "government agencies decide to subsidize by forcing taxpayers to assume the risk for the reactors and mandating that ratepayers pay for construction in advance". Mark Cooper suggests that the cost of nuclear power, which already had risen sharply in 2010 and 2011, could "climb another 50 percent due to tighter safety oversight and regulatory delays in the wake of the reactor calamity in Japan".[120]

Mining
In 2001 the United States mined only 5% of the uranium consumed by its nuclear power plants. The remainder was imported, principally from Russia and Australia.[52] After 2001, however, uranium prices steadily increased, which prompted increased production and revived mines.

Uranium enrichment
The United States Enrichment Corporation (USEC) performs all enrichment activities for U.S. commercial nuclear plants, using 11.3 million SWUs per year at its Paducah, Kentucky site. The USEC plant still uses gaseous diffusion enrichment, which has now been proved to be inferior to centrifuge enrichment. However, the capital cost of such a plant is so high that the plant will go through a few more years of operation before being replaced by a modern centrifuge plant.
Currently, demonstration activities are underway in Oak Ridge, Tennessee for a future centrifugal enrichment plant. The new plant will be called the American Centrifuge Plant, which has an estimate cost of 2.3 billion USD.[53]

Reprocessing
Nuclear reprocessing has been politically controversial because of the potential to contribute to nuclear proliferation, the potential vulnerability to nuclear terrorism, the political challenges of repository siting, and because of its high cost compared to the once-through fuel cycle.[54] The Obama administration has disallowed reprocessing of nuclear waste, citing nuclear proliferation concerns.[55]

Waste disposal
Recently, as plants continue to age, many on-site spent fuel pools have come near capacity, prompting creation of dry cask storage facilities as well. Several lawsuits between utilities and the government have transpired over the cost of these facilities, because by law the government is required to foot the bill for actions that go beyond the spent fuel pool.
There are some 65,000 tons of nuclear waste now in temporary storage throughout the U.S.[56] Since 1987, Yucca Mountain, in Nevada, had been the proposed site for the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository, but the project was shelved in 2009 following years of controversy and legal wrangling.[56][57] An alternative plan has not been proffered.[58]
At places like Maine Yankee, Connecticut Yankee and Rancho Seco, reactors no longer operate, but the spent fuel remains in small concrete-and-steel silos that require maintenance and monitoring by a guard force. Sometimes the presence of nuclear waste prevents re-use of the sites by industry.[59]

List of nuclear reactors - World Wide - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

>> here is a list of just the US reactors - note that the number of nukes is much larger than the "104 operating reactors" than you hear about

whether operating or not: many of these sites will contain nuclear fuels and/or contamination and concentrations of including extremely toxic and dangerous radioactive waste. also: this is a list of REACTORS, not other types of facilities such as processing and storage sites.

Power station reactors

NRC Region One (Northeast)
•   Beaver Valley, Pennsylvania 40°37′24″N 80°25′50″W
•   Calvert Cliffs, Maryland 38°25′55″N 76°26′32″W
•   Connecticut Yankee, Connecticut (Decommissioned) 41°28′55″N 72°29′57″W
•   FitzPatrick, New York 43°31′24″N 76°23′54″W
•   Ginna, New York 43°16′40″N 77°18′36″W
•   Hope Creek, New Jersey 39°28′4″N 75°32′17″W
•   Indian Point, New York 41°16′11″N 73°57′8″W
•   Limerick, Pennsylvania 40°13′36″N 75°35′14″W
•   Maine Yankee, Maine (Decommissioned) 43°57′3″N 69°41′45″W
•   Millstone, Connecticut 41°18′43″N 72°10′7″W
•   Nine Mile Point, New York 43°31′15″N 76°24′25″W
•   Oyster Creek, New Jersey 39°48′53″N 74°12′18″W
•   Peach Bottom, Pennsylvania 39°45′30″N 76°16′5″W
•   Pilgrim, Massachusetts 41°56′42″N 70°34′42″W
•   Salem, New Jersey 39°27′46″N 75°32′8″W
•   Saxton, Pennsylvania (Decommissioned) 40°13′37″N 78°14′31″W
•   Seabrook, New Hampshire 42°53′56″N 70°51′3″W
•   Shippingport, Pennsylvania (Decommissioned) 40°37′16″N 80°26′7″W
•   Shoreham, New York (Decommissioned) 40°57′40″N 72°51′54″W
•   Susquehanna, Pennsylvania 41°5′20″N 76°8′56″W
•   Three Mile Island, Pennsylvania 40°9′14″N 76°43′29″W
•   Penn State University Park, Pennsylvania
•   Vermont Yankee, Vermont 42°46′44″N 72°30′47″W
•   Yankee Rowe, Massachusetts (Decommissioned) 42°43′40″N 72°55′45″W

NRC Region Two (South)
•   Bellefonte, Alabama (Unfinished)
•   Browns Ferry, Alabama
•   Brunswick, North Carolina
•   Carolinas-Virginia Tube Reactor, South Carolina (decommissioned)
•   Catawba, South Carolina
•   Crystal River 3, Florida
•   Farley (Joseph M. Farley), Alabama
•   Hatch (Edwin I. Hatch), Georgia
•   McGuire Nuclear Station, North Carolina
•   North Anna, Virginia
•   Oconee, South Carolina
•   H.B. Robinson, South Carolina
•   Sequoyah, Tennessee
•   Shearon Harris, North Carolina
•   St. Lucie, Florida
•   Virgil C. Summer, South Carolina
•   Surry, Virginia
•   Turkey Point, Florida
•   Alvin W. Vogtle, Georgia
•   Watts Bar, Tennessee

NRC Region Three (Midwest)
•   Big Rock Point, Michigan (Decommissioned)
•   Byron, Illinois
•   Braidwood, Illinois
•   Clinton, Illinois
•   Davis-Besse, Ohio
•   Donald C. Cook, Michigan
•   Dresden, Illinois
•   Duane Arnold, Iowa
•   Elk River, Minnesota (Decommissioned)
•   Enrico Fermi, Michigan
•   Kewaunee, Wisconsin
•   La Crosse, Wisconsin (Decommissioned)
•   LaSalle County, Illinois
•   Marble Hill, Indiana (Unfinished)
•   Monticello, Minnesota
•   Palisades, Michigan
•   Perry, Ohio
•   Piqua, Ohio (Decommissioned)
•   Point Beach, Wisconsin
•   Prairie Island, Minnesota
•   Quad Cities, Illinois
•   Zion, Illinois (Decommissioned)

NRC Region Four (West)
•   Arkansas Nuclear One, Arkansas
•   Callaway, Missouri
•   Columbia, Washington - formerly WNP-2
•   Comanche Peak, Texas
•   Cooper, Nebraska
•   Diablo Canyon, California
•   Fort Calhoun, Nebraska
•   Fort Saint Vrain, Colorado (Decommissioned)
•   Grand Gulf, Mississippi
•   Hallam, Nebraska (Decommissioned)
•   Hanford N Reactor, Washington (Retired - see Plutonium Production Reactors below)
•   Humboldt Bay, California (Decommissioned)
•   Palo Verde, Arizona
•   Pathfinder, South Dakota (Decommissioned)
•   Rancho Seco, California (Decommissioned)
•   River Bend, Louisiana
•   San Onofre, California
•   Sodium Reactor Experiment, Santa Susana Field Laboratory, California (Accident 1959, Closed 1964)
•   South Texas Project Electric Generating Station, Texas
•   Trojan, Rainier, Oregon (Decommissioned)
•   MSTR, Missouri
•   Vallecitos, California (idle research center)
•   Waterford, Louisiana
•   Wolf Creek, Kansas

Plutonium production reactors
•   Hanford Site, Washington
•   B-Reactor (Pile) - Preserved as a Museum
•   F-Reactor (Pile) - Cocooned
•   D-Reactor (Pile) - Cocooned
•   H-Reactor (Pile) - Being Cocooned
•   DR-Reactor (Pile) - Cocooned
•   C-Reactor (Pile) - Cocooned
•   KE-Reactor (Pile) - Being Cocooned
•   KW-Reactor (Pile) - Being Cocooned
•   N-Reactor - Being Cocooned
•   Savannah River Site, South Carolina
•   R-Reactor (Heavy Water) - S&M (Surveillance and Maintenance) Mode
•   P-Reactor (Heavy Water) - S&M Mode
•   L-Reactor (Heavy Water) - S&M Mode
•   K-Reactor (Heavy Water) - S&M Mode
•   C-Reactor (Heavy Water) - S&M Mode

Army Nuclear Power Program
•   Main article: Army Nuclear Power Program
•   SM-1
•   SM-1A
•   PM-2A
•   PM-1
•   PM-3A
•   MH-1A
•   SL-1
•   ML-1

United States Naval reactors
•   Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory Prototype S8G Reactor, S5W PROTOTYPE REACTOR, D1G PROTOTYPE (DECOMMISSIONED), S3G PROTOTYPE (DECOMMISSIONED, Ballston Spa, New York [NUCLEAR POWER TRAINING UNIT, CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA, USS DANIEL WEBSTER (SSBN 626) AND USS SAM RAYBURN (SSBN 635)]]
•   Main article: List of United States Naval reactors

Research reactors
•   Arkansas-Southwest Experimental Fast Oxide Reactor, Arkansas
•   SEFOR - Shut Down
•   Argonne National Laboratory, Illinois (and Idaho)
•   CP-1 - Chicago Pile 1 (Relocated and renamed as Chicago Pile 2 in 1943) - Shut Down
•   CP-3 - Chicago Pile 3 - Shut Down
•   CP-5 - Chicago Pile 5 - Shut Down (1979)
•   EBWR - Experimental Boiling Water Reactor - Shut Down
•   LMFBR - Liquid Metal Fast Breeder Reactor - Shut Down
•   Janus reactor - Shut Down (1992)
•   JUGGERNAUT - Shut Down
•   IFR - Integral Fast Reactor - Never Operated[citation needed]
•   Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York
•   High Flux Beam Reactor - Shut Down (1999)
•   Medical Research Reactor - Shut Down (2000)
•   Brookhaven Graphite Research Reactor - Shut Down (1968)
•   Hanford Site, Washington
•   Fast Flux Test Facility - currently in cold standby Core drilled
•   Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho
•   ARMF-I - Shut Down
•   AMRF-II - Shut Down
•   ATR - Operating
•   ATRC - Operating
•   AFSR - Shut Down
•   BORAX-I - Shut Down
•   BORAX-II - Shut Down
•   BORAX-III - Shut Down
•   BORAX-IV - Shut Down
•   BORAX-V - Shut Down (1964)
•   CRCE - Shut Down
•   CFRMF - Shut Down
•   CET - Shut Down
•   Experimental Test Reactor - Shut Down
•   ETRC - Shut Down
•   EBOR - Never Operated
•   EBR-I - Experimental Breeder Reactor I (originally CP-4) - Shut Down
•   EBR-II - Experimental Breeder Reactor II - Shut Down
•   ECOR - Never Operated
•   710 - Shut Down
•   GCRE - Gas Cooled Reactor Experiment - Shut Down
•   HTRE-1 - Heat Transfer Reactor Experiment 1 - Shut Down
•   HTRE-2 - Heat Transfer Reactor Experiment 2 - Shut Down
•   HTRE-3 - Heat Transfer Reactor Experiment 3 - Shut Down
•   603-A - Shut Down
•   HOTCE - Shut Down
•   A1W-A - Shut Down
•   A1W-B - Shut Down
•   LOFT - Shut Down
•   MTR - Shut Down
•   ML-1 - Mobil Low Power Plant - Shut Down
•   S5G - Shut Down
•   NRAD - Operating
•   FRAN - Shut Down
•   OMRE - Shut Down
•   PBF - Shut Down
•   RMF - Shut Down
•   SUSIE - Operational
•   SPERT-I - Shut Down
•   SPERT-II - Shut Down
•   SPERT-III - Shut Down
•   SPERT-IV - Shut Down
•   SCRCE - Shut Down
•   SL-1/ALPR - Stationary Low Power Plant - Shut Down
•   S1W/STR - Shut Down
•   SNAPTRAN-1 - Shut Down
•   SNAPTRAN-2 - Shut Down
•   SNAPTRAN-3 - Shut Down
•   THRITS - Shut Down
•   TREAT - Shut Down
•   ZPPR - Zero Power Physics Reactor (formerly Zero Power Plutonium Reactor) - Standby
•   ZPR-III - Shut Down
•   Los Alamos National Laboratory, New Mexico
•   UHTREX - Shut Down
•   Omega West - Shut Down
•   Clementine - Shut Down
•   Nevada Test Site, Nevada
•   BREN Tower
•   Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tennessee
•   X-10 Graphite Reactor - Shut Down, Operated 1943-1963
•   Homogeneous Reactor Experiment (HRE) - Shut down, Operated 1952-1954
•   Homogeneous Reactor Test (HRT) - Shut down, Operated 1957-1961
•   Aircraft Reactor Experiment (ARE) - Shutdown, Operated 1954-1955
•   Molten Salt Reactor Experiment (MSRE) - Shut Down, Operated 1965-1969
•   Health Physics Research Reactor (HPRR) - Shut down, Operated 1963-1987
•   Low-Intensity Test Reactor (LITR)- Shut down, Operated 1950-1968
•   Bulk Shielding Reactor (BSR) - Shut Down, Operated 1950-1987
•   Geneva Conference Reactor - Shutdown, Operated 1955
•   Tower Shielding Reactor-I (TSR-I) - Shut Down, Operated 1954-1958
•   Tower Shielding Reactor-II (TSR-II) - Shutdown, Operated 1958-1982
•   Oak Ridge Research Reactor (ORR) - Shut Down, Operated 1958-1987
•   High Flux Isotope Reactor - Operational, Started 1965
•   Pool Critical Assembly - Shutdown, Operated 1958 - 1987
•   Experimental Gas Cooled Reactor (EGCR) - Constructed, but never operated (project canceled in 1966)
•   Savannah River Site, South Carolina
•   HWCTR - Heavy Water Components Test Reactor - Partial Decommissioning
•   Santa Susana Field Laboratory, Simi Hills California
•   Sodium Reactor Experiment (Accident 1959, Closed 1964)
•   SNAP-10A (Shut Down 1965, presently orbiting)

Civilian Research and Test Reactors Licensed To Operate
•   Operator Location Reactor Power Operational
•   Aerotest Operations Inc. San Ramon, California TRIGA Mark I 250 kW
•   Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute Bethesda, Maryland TRIGA Mark F 1 MW
•   Dow Chemical Company Midland, Michigan TRIGA Mark I 300 kW
•   General Electric Company Sunol, California "Nuclear Test" 100 kW
•   Idaho State University Pocatello, Idaho AGN-201 #103 50 W 1967
•   Kansas State University Manhattan, Kansas TRIGA Mark II 1250 kW 1962
•   Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, Massachusetts Tank Type HWR Reflected (MITR-II) 6 MW 1958 -
•   Missouri University of Science and Technology Rolla, Missouri Pool 200 kW 1961 -
•   National Institute of Standards and Technology Gaithersburg, Maryland Tank Type, Heavy Water Moderated 20 MW 1967 -
•   North Carolina State University Raleigh, North Carolina Pulstar 1 MW 1973 -
•   Ohio State University Columbus, Ohio Pool (modified Lockheed) [14] 500 kW 1961
•   Oregon State University Corvallis, Oregon TRIGA Mark II (OSTR) 1.1 MW 1967 -
•   Penn State University University Park, Pennsylvania TRIGA BNR Reactor 1.1 MW 1955 -
•   Purdue University West Lafayette, Indiana Lockheed 1 kW 1962
•   Reed College Portland, Oregon TRIGA Mark I (RRR) 250 kW 1968 -
•   Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Troy, New York Reactor Critical Facility[19][20] 1 W 1965-
•   Rhode Island Atomic Energy Commission/University of Rhode Island Narragansett, Rhode Island GE Pool 2 MW
•   Texas A&M University College Station, TX AGN-201M #106 - TRIGA Mark I (two reactors) 5 W, 1 MW
•   University of Arizona Tucson, AZ TRIGA Mark I 110 kW 1958-2010
•   University of California-Davis Sacramento, California TRIGA Mark II, McClellan Nuclear Radiation Center 2.3 MW August 13, 1998 -
•   University of California, Irvine Irvine, California TRIGA Mark I 250 kW 1969
•   University of Florida Gainesville, Florida Argonaut (UFTR) 100 kW 1959 -
•   University of Maryland, College Park College Park, Maryland TRIGA Mark I 250 kW 1960 -
•   University of Massachusetts Lowell Lowell, Massachusetts Pool 1 MW
•   University of Missouri Columbia, Missouri General Electric tank type UMRR 10 MW 1966 -
•   University of New Mexico Albuquerque, New Mexico AGN-201M $112
•   University of Texas at Austin Austin, Texas TRIGA Mark II 1.1 MW
•   University of Utah Salt Lake City, Utah TRIGA Mark I 100 kW
•   University of Wisconsin–Madison Madison, Wisconsin TRIGA Mark I 1 MW 1961
•   U.S. Geological Survey Denver, Colorado TRIGA Mark I 1 MW
•   U.S. Veterans Administration Omaha, Nebraska TRIGA Mark I 20 kW 1959 - 2001
•   Washington State University Pullman, Washington TRIGA Conversion (WSUR) 1 MW March 7, 1961 -

Under Decommission Orders or License Amendments
•   (These research and test reactors are authorized to decontaminate and dismantle their facility to prepare for final survey and license termination.)
•   General Atomics, San Diego, California (two reactors)
•   National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Sandusky, Ohio (two reactors)
•   University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois
•   University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
•   [edit]With Possession-Only Licenses
•   (These research and test reactors are not authorized to operate the reactor, only to possess the nuclear material on-hand. They are permanently shut down.)
•   General Electric Company, Sunol, California (two research and test reactors, one power reactor)
•   Nuclear Ship Savannah, James River Reserve Fleet, Virginia (one power reactor)
•   University at Buffalo
•   U.S. Veterans Administration, Omaha, NE
•   Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA


note: "Cocooning" or "Entombment" (also referred to as safe enclosure) of a nuclear reactor is a method of nuclear decommissioning in which radioactive contaminants are encased in a structurally long-lived material, such as concrete, that will last for a period of time to ensure the remaining radioactivity is no longer of significant concern. The entombment structure is appropriately maintained and continued surveillance is carried out until the radioactivity is no longer a major concern, permitting decommissioning and ultimate unrestricted release of the property. - Nuclear entombment - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


List of nuclear reactors - World Wide - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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