Hope Creek Nuclear Power Plant

Hope Creek Nuclear Power Plant
Hope Creek Nuclear Power Plant contains a single boiling water reactor, whose total generating capacity is 1,180MW. The plant's operating license was granted in 1986, and it is owned and operated by PSEG Nuclear LLC. The plant's 512-foot-tall natural draft cooling tower is a notable local landmark. Also to be found on the same 740-acre site, is the Salem Nuclear Power Plant, which boasts two nuclear reactors. Collectively the plants comprise the second largest nuclear power generating facility in the U.S.

Connecticut Yankee Nuclear Power Plant

Connecticut Yankee Nuclear Power Plant
Connecticut Yankee was a 582MW nuclear power plant situated beside the Connecticut River. Commercial operations began in 1968, under the ownership of the Connecticut Yankee Atomic Power Company. In 1996, the decision was made to close the plant, due to its ongoing inability to remain cost-effective, although actual decommissioning did not begin until 1998. Remediation efforts continued until 2007, when the Nuclear Regulatory Commission declared the site to be fit for unrestricted use. Today, all that remains of the plant is the Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation, which is comprised of 43 dry storage casks, containing spent fuel rods as well as portions of the reactor vessel itself.

Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant

Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant
Maryland's only nuclear power plant lies on the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay, from which it draws its cooling water. Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant hosts two pressurized water reactors, whose combined output is 1,756MW.  Unit 1's operating license was granted in 1974, while Unit 2's operating license was granted in 1976. The plant is operated by Exelon Corporation. 

Saxton Experimental Nuclear Reactor

Saxton Experimental Nuclear Reactor
The Saxton Experimental Nuclear Reactor was an appendage to the coal-fired Saxton Generating Station. While it did contribute additional steam to the plant's turbine generators, it mainly functioned as an R&D facility, where experiments could be conducted in alternative methods of fuel rod control, as well as in the use of alternative fuel mixtures. The pressurized water reactor had a modest output of 23.5MW, becoming operational in 1962. It was owned by Saxton Nuclear Experimental Corporation. In 1972, the plant was shut down, beginning a decades-long process of decommissioning and site remediation. In 1998, the reactor vessel (long since emptied of fuel), was placed on a 140-foot-long tractor trailer, and then driven 27 miles to Huntingdon, PA. From there, it was taken by train to its final resting place in South Carolina. In 2005, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission officially terminated the plant's operating license, pronouncing the site now safe for unrestricted use. 

Susquehanna Nuclear Power Plant

Susquehanna Nuclear Power Plant
The Susquehanna Nuclear Power Plant (also known as the Susquehanna Steam Electric Station), hosts two boiling water nuclear reactors whose combined output is 2,600MW, making it one of the largest nuclear power plants in the U.S. The operating license for Unit 1 was issued in 1982, while the operating license for Unit 2 was issued in 1984. The plant is co-owned by Susquehanna Nuclear, LLC, a subsidiary of Talen Energy, and Allegheny Electric Cooperative, Inc. It is operated by Susquehanna Nuclear.

Peach Bottom Nuclear Power Plant

Peach Bottom Nuclear Power Plant
The Peach Bottom Nuclear Power Plant contains two boiling water reactors, with a combined output of 2,770MW. It lies on the west bank of the Susquehanna River, and is co-owned by Exelon and PSEG Nuclear. Unit 2's operating license was granted in 1973, while Unit 3's operating license was granted in 1974.

Limerick Nuclear Power Plant

Limerick Nuclear Power Plant
Limerick Nuclear Power Plant is home to two boiling water reactors, whose combined output is 2,317MW. Unit 1's operating license was granted in 1985, while Unit's operating license was granted in 1989. The plant is owned and operated by Exelon, and relies on the Schuylkill River to provide its cooling water. In 2011, Limerick was ranked third on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's list of nuclear power plants most likely to suffer core damage in the event of a serious earthquake.

Beaver Valley Nuclear Power Plant

Beaver Valley Nuclear Power Plant
Beaver Valley Nuclear Power Plant is home to two pressurized water reactors, whose combined output is around 1,815MW. Unit 1 received its operating license in 1976, while Unit 2's license was granted in 1987.  The plant is owned and operated by FirstEnergy Solutions, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corporation.

CATAWBA NUCLEAR POWER PLANT

CATAWBA NUCLEAR POWER PLANT
The Catawba nuclear plant is situated on the Concord Peninsula, which extends into Lake Wylie. Operated by Duke Energy, the facility is home to two pressurized water reactors, which have a combined total output of 3,469MW. Unit 1 was licensed to operate in 1985, while Unit 2 was licensed to operate in 1986. 

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