Nuclear Waste Storage

Nuclear Reactors

I recently received some information on the location of nuclear reactors and nuclear waste storage areas.  The big surprise was to find that a small research reactor is located much closer to my location that I had previously thought.  The following link published by National Geographic shows the locations of various nuclear  storage areas and reactors.

http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/0207/feature1/images/mp_download.1.pdf

The following table shows the location of known research reactors.

U.S. Non-Power Research and Test Nuclear Reactor List

 

Licensee/Location Reactor Type/
OL Issued
License Type/
Docket Number
License Number
Aerotest
San Ramon, CA
Triga (Indus)
07/02/1965
OL
50-228
R-98
Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute
Bethesda, MD
Triga
06/26/1962
OL
50-170
R-84
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY
Triga Mark II
01/11/1962
OL
50-157
R-80
Dow Chemical Company
Midland, MI
Triga
07/03/1967
OL
50-264
R-108
General Electric Company
Pleasanton, CA
Nuclear Test
10/31/1957
OL
50-73
R-33
Idaho State University
Pocatello, ID
AGN-201 #103
10/11/1967
OL
50-284
R-110
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS
Triga
10/16/1962
OL
50-188
R-88
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA
HWR Reflected
06/09/1958
OL
50-20
R-37
McClellan AFB
Sacramento, CA
Triga
08/13/98
OL
50-607
R-130
Nat’l Institute of Standards & Technology
Gaithersburg, MD
Nuclear Test
06/30/1970
OL
50-184
TR-5
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC
Pulstar
08/25/1972
OL
50-297
R-120
Ohio State University
Columbus, OH
Pool
02/24/1961
OL
50-150
R-75
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR
Triga Mark II
03/07/1967
OL
50-243
R-106
Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA
Triga
07/08/1955
OL
50-5
R-2
Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN
Lockheed
08/16/1962
OL
50-182
R-87
Reed College
Portland, OR
Triga Mark I
07/02/1968
OL
50-288
R-112
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Troy, NY
Critical Assembly
07/03/1964
OL
50-225
CX-22
Rhode Island Atomic Energy Commission
Narragansett, RI
GE Pool
07/21/1964
OL
50-193
R-95
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX
AGN-201M #106
08/26/1957
OL
50-59
R-23
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX
Triga
12/07/1961
OL
50-128
R-128
U.S. Geological Survey
Denver, CO
Triga Mark I
02/24/1969
OL
50-274
R-113
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ
Triga Mark I
12/05/1958
OL
50-113
R-52
University of California/Irvine
Irvine, CA
Triga Mark I
11/24/1969
OL
50-326
R-116
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL
Argonaut
05/21/1959
OL
50-83
R-56
University of Lowell
Lowell, MA
GE Pool
12/24/1974
OL
50-223
R-125
University of Maryland
College Park, MD
Triga
10/14/1960
OL
50-166
R-70
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
Pool
09/13/1957
OL
50-2
R-28
University of Missouri/Rolla
Rolla, MO
Pool
11/21/1961
OL
50-123
R-79
University of Missouri/Columbia
Columbia, MO
Tank
10/11/1966
OL
50-186
R-103
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM
AGN-201M#112
09/17/1966
OL
50-252
R-102
University of Texas
Austin, TX
Triga Mark II
01/17/1992
OL
50-602
R-92
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
Triga Mark I
09/30/1975
OL
50-407
R-126
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA
Pool
06/27/1960
OL
50-62
R-66
University of Wisconsin
Madison, WI
Triga
11/23/1960
OL
50-156
R-74
Veterans Administration
Omaha, NE
Triga
06/26/1959
OL
50-131
R-57
Washington State University
Pullman, WA
Triga
03/06/1961
OL
50-27
R-76
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Worcester, MA
GE
12/16/1959
OL
50-134
R-61

 

Decommissioning Research and Test Reactors

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, CA (2 reactors)
Manhattan College, Riverdale, NY
National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Sandusky, OH (2 reactors)
Saxton Nuclear Experimental Corporation, Saxton, PA
University of Illinois, Urbana, IL
University of Washington, Seattle, WA
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA (2 reactors)
Viacom, Waltz Mill, PA

Permanently Shut Down Research and Test Reactors

These research and test reactors are permanently shut down. They are not authorized to operate, only to possess the nuclear material on-hand.

Cornell University Zero Power Reactor, Ithaca, NY (2 reactors)
General Electric Company, Sunol, CA (3 reactors)
Nuclear Ship Savannah, James River Reserve Fleet, VA
State University of New York, Buffalo, NY
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
U.S. Veterans Administration, Omaha, NE

In addition, I suspect that there are various government sites that we are not aware off.  I feel that this is only a partial list of storage areas.  Take a look at what is located near you and be aware of what dangers you may face as a result of the grid going down and possible side effects from the reactors or storage areas.

Howard

 

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One Response to Nuclear Waste Storage

  1. john p foley says:

    in reply to nuclear waste storage do not forget that the government no longer has permanent storage facillities. having left a decommishing project in zion illinios where they are tearing down both reactors ,they plan on putting the waste in storage casks made of steel and concrete storing it on site ,the material the tear down from the reactors the concrete and metal contaminated will be transported by energy solutions to an area in utah to be buried underground ,the fuel rods will be kept on site for ever or untill proper facilities can be secured

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