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FACTBOX-U.S. nuclear plants similar to Japan plant in peril
March 12, 2011 / 8:40 PM / in 7 years

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

 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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