FACTBOX-U.S. nuclear plants similar to Japan plant in peril

Sat Mar 12, 2011 3:39pm EST

 March 12 (Reuters) - Japan's Fukushima Daiichi Unit 1
reactor that had an explosion and radiation release was a
General Electric Co (GE.N) Mark 1 boiling water reactor type.
[ID:nN12287054] [ID:nN12275226]
 There are 23 GE Mark 1 reactors operating at U.S. nuclear
power plants.
 GE has rolled out several versions of the Mark 1, and some
of the U.S. reactors could be slightly different than the
Daiichi Unit 1 reactor.
 The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission said all of the 104
reactors in the United States, including the Mark 1 reactors
listed below, were operating safely.
 The following lists the Mark 1 reactors in the United
States, according to data from the NRC and the Nuclear
Information and Resource Service, which is opposed to nuclear
power and is critical of the Mark 1 design.
Reactor            Location            Size (MW)     Year
Browns Ferry 1     Decatur, AL           1065        1974
Browns Ferry 2     Decatur, AL           1104        1975
Browns Ferry 3     Decatur, AL           1105        1977
Brunswick 1        Southport, NC          938        1976
Brunswick 2        Southport, NC          920        1975
Cooper             Nebraska City, NE      770        1974
Dresden 2          Morris, IL             867        1970
Dresden 3          Morris, IL             867        1971
Duane Arnold       Cedar Rapids, IA       580        1975
Hatch 1            Baxley, GA             876        1975
Hatch 2            Baxley, GA             883        1979
Fermi 2            Monroe, MI            1122        1988
Hope Creek         Hancock's Brdg, NJ    1161        1986
Fitzpatrick        Oswego, NY             854        1976
Monticello         Monticello, MN         572        1971
Nine Mile Point 1  Oswego, NY             621        1969
Oyster Creek       Toms River, NJ         615        1969
Peach Bottom 2     Lancaster, PA         1112        1974
Peach Bottom 3     Lancaster, PA         1112        1974
Pilgrim            Plymouth, MA           685        1972
Quad Cities 1      Moline, IL             867        1972
Quad Cities 2      Moline, IL             867        1972
Vermont Yankee     Vernon, VT             620        1972
 (Reporting by Scott DiSavino in New York and Bernie Woodall in
Detroit; Editing by Xavier Briand))






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