Nuclear Reactor Locations in the U.S.

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Nuclear reactors

This is the best list of nuclear reactor locations that I have been able to locate.  As you can see they are scattered throughout the U.S., some in places you would not expect.  Be sure and take a look at the one used by colleges, many of you may be surprised to fined out how close one is to you.

 

 

 

Nuclear Reactor Locations

Power Station PlantsNRC Region

Name

Location

Capacity (MWe)

Commission Date

Decommission Date

Region I (Northeast)

Beaver Valley Nuclear Generating Station Beaver CountyPennsylvania Unit 1: 970
Unit 2: 920
Unit 1: July 2, 1976
Unit 2: August 14, 1987
Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Generating Station Calvert Cliffs, Maryland Unit 1: 873
Unit 2: 863
Unit 1: 1975
Unit 2: 1977
Connecticut Yankee Nuclear Power Plant Haddam NeckConnecticut 582 1968 2004
Ginna Nuclear Generating Station OntarioNew York 610 June 1, 1970
Hope Creek Nuclear Generating Station Lower Alloways Creek TownshipNew Jersey 1,059 December 20, 1986
Indian Point Energy Center BuchananNew York Unit 2: 1,020
Unit 3: 1,025
Unit 2: August 1, 1974
Unit 3: August 30, 1976
James A. FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant ScribaNew York 838 July 1975
Limerick Nuclear Power Plant Limerick TownshipPennsylvania Unit 1: 1,134
Unit 2: 1,134
Unit 1: February 1, 1986
Unit 2: January 8, 1990
Maine Yankee Nuclear Power Plant WiscassetMaine 860 December 28, 1972[37] August 1, 1997[37]
Millstone Nuclear Power Plant WaterfordConnecticut Unit 2: 882
Unit 3: 1,155
Unit 1: December 28, 1970
Unit 2: December 26, 1975
Unit 3: April 23, 1986
Unit 1: July 21, 1998
Nine Mile Point Nuclear Generating Station ScribaNew York Unit 1: 621
Unit 2: 1,140
Unit 1: December 26, 1974
Unit 2: July 2, 1987
Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station Lacey TownshipNew Jersey 636 December 23, 1969
Peach Bottom Nuclear Generating Station Peach Bottom TownshipPennsylvania Unit 2: 1,112
Unit 3: 1,112
Unit 1: 1966
Unit 2: July 5, 1974
Unit 3: Dec. 23, 1974
Unit 1: 1974
Pilgrim Nuclear Generating Station PlymouthMassachusetts 685 December 9, 1972
Salem Nuclear Power Plant Lower Alloways Creek TownshipNew Jersey Unit 1: 1,174
Unit 2: 1,130
Unit 1: June 30, 1977
Unit 2: October 31, 1981
Saxton Nuclear Generating Station Bedford CountyPennsylvania 23.5 MWt November 1961 May 1972
Seabrook Station Nuclear Power Plant SeabrookNew Hampshire 1,194 March 15, 1990
Shippingport Atomic Power Station Beaver CountyPennsylvania 60 May 26, 1958 December 1989
Shoreham Nuclear Power Plant East Shoreham, New YorkNew York 820 August 1, 1986 May 1, 1989
Susquehanna Steam Electric Station Luzerne CountyPennsylvania Unit 1: 1,350
Unit 2: 1,350
Unit 1: November 12, 1982
Unit 2: June 27, 1984
Three Mile Island Nuclear Generating Station HarrisburgPennsylvania 802 September 2, 1974
Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant VernonVermont 514[38] November 30, 1972
Yankee Rowe Nuclear Power Station RoweMassachusetts 185 1960 February 26, 1992

Region II (South)

Alvin W. Vogtle Electric Generating Plant Burke CountyGeorgia Unit 1: 1,215
Unit 2: 1,215
Unit 1: June 1, 1987
Unit 2: May 20, 1989
Bellefonte Nuclear Generating Station HollywoodAlabama Unit 1: 1,100
Unit 2: 1,100
Browns Ferry Nuclear Power Plant AthensAlabama Unit 1: 1,065
Unit 2: 1,113
Unit 3: 1,113
Unit 1: Dec. 20, 1973
Unit 2: Aug. 2, 1974
Unit 3: Aug. 18, 1976
Brunswick Nuclear Generating Station SouthportNorth Carolina Unit 1: 938
Unit 2: 920
Unit 1: March 18, 1977[39]
Unit 2: November 3, 1975[40]
Carolinas–Virginia Tube Reactor ParrSouth Carolina 17 December 18, 1963 January 10, 1967
Catawba Nuclear Station YorkSouth Carolina Unit 1:1,129
Unit 2: 1,129
Unit 1: June 29, 1985
Unit 2: August 19, 1986
Crystal River 3 Nuclear Power Plant Crystal RiverFlorida 860 March 13, 1977
Edwin I. Hatch Nuclear Power Plant BaxleyGeorgia Unit 1: 924
Unit 2: 924
Unit 1: December 31, 1975
Unit 2: September 5, 1979
H. B. Robinson Nuclear Generating Station Darlington CountySouth Carolina 735 March 7, 1971
Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Generating Station DothanAlabama Unit 1: 900
Unit 2: 920
Unit 1: Dec. 1, 1977
Unit 2: July 30, 1981
McGuire Nuclear Station Mecklenburg CountyNorth Carolina Unit 1: 1,100
Unit 2: 1,100
Unit 1: December 1, 1981
Unit 2: March 1, 1984
North Anna Nuclear Generating Station Louisa CountyVirginia Unit 1: 903
Unit 2: 972
Unit 1: June 6, 1978
Unit 2: December 14, 1980
Oconee Nuclear Station Oconee CountySouth Carolina Unit 1: 846
Unit 2: 846
Unit 3: 846
Unit 1: July 15, 1973
Unit 2: Sept. 9, 1974
Unit 3: Dec. 16, 1974
Sequoyah Nuclear Generating Station Hamilton CountyTennessee Unit 1: 1,148
Unit 2: 1,126
Unit 1: July 1, 1981
Unit 2: June 1, 1982
Shearon Harris Nuclear Power Plant New HillNorth Carolina 900 May 2, 1987
St. Lucie Nuclear Power Plant Hutchinson IslandFlorida Unit 1: 1,002
Unit 2: 1,002
Unit 1: March 1, 1976
Unit 2: June 10, 1983
Surry Nuclear Power Plant Surry CountyVirginia Unit 1: 799
Unit 2: 799
Unit 1: December 22, 1972
Unit 2: May 1, 1973
Turkey Point Nuclear Generating Station HomesteadFlorida Unit 3: 693
Unit 4: 693
Unit 3: December 14, 1972
Unit 4: September 7, 1973
Virgil C. Summer Nuclear Generating Station Fairfield CountySouth Carolina 1,000 January 1, 1984
Watts Bar Nuclear Generating Station Rhea CountyTennessee 1,121 May 27, 1996

Region III (Midwest)

Big Rock Point Nuclear Power Plant Hayes TownshipMichigan 67 March 29, 1963 August 29, 1997
Byron Nuclear Generating Station Ogle CountyIllinois Unit 1: 1,168
Unit 2: 1,168
Unit 1: September 16, 1985
Unit 2: August 2, 1987
Braidwood Nuclear Generating Station Will CountyIllinois Unit 1: 1,121
Unit 2: 1,121
Unit 1: July 29, 1988
Unit 2: October 17, 1988
Clinton Nuclear Generating Station Harp TownshipIllinois 1,043 April 24, 1987
Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station Carroll TownshipOhio 889 July 31, 1978
Donald C. Cook Nuclear Generating Station Lake Charter TownshipMichigan Unit 1: 1,020
Unit 2: 1,090
Unit 1: August 27, 1975
Unit 2: July 1, 1978
Dresden Generating Station Goose Lake TownshipIllinois Unit 1: 210
Unit 2: 867
Unit 3: 867
Unit 1: 1960
Unit 2: June 9, 1970
Unit 3: November 16, 1971
Unit 1: 1978
Duane Arnold Energy Center Fayette TownshipIowa 581 February 20, 1975
Elk River Station Elk RiverMinnesota 22 July 1, 1964 February 1, 1968
Enrico Fermi Nuclear Generating Station Frenchtown Charter TownshipMichigan Unit 2: 1,098 Unit 1: 1957
Unit 2: January 23, 1988
Unit 1: September 22, 1972
Kewaunee Power Station CarltonWisconsin 556 June 16, 1974 Unit 1: June 2013
La Crosse Boiling Water Reactor GenoaWisconsin 50 November 7, 1969 April 30, 1987
LaSalle County Nuclear Generating Station Brookfield TownshipIllinois Unit 1: 1,200
Unit 2: 1,200
Unit 1: January 1, 1984
Unit 2: October 19, 1984
Marble Hill Nuclear Power Plant Saluda TownshipIndiana
Monticello Nuclear Generating Plant MonticelloMinnesota 610 June 30, 1971
Palisades Nuclear Generating Station Covert TownshipMichigan 800 December 31, 1971
Perry Nuclear Generating Station North Perry, Ohio 1,231 November 18, 1987
Piqua Nuclear Generating Station Spring Creek TownshipOhio 12.5 1963 1966
Point Beach Nuclear Plant Two CreeksWisconsin Unit 1: 510
Unit 2: 516
Unit 1: December 21, 1970
Unit 2: October 1, 1972
Prairie Island Nuclear Power Plant Red WingMinnesota Unit 1: 548
Unit 2: 548
Unit 1: December 16, 1973
Unit 2: December 21, 1974
Quad Cities Nuclear Generating Station Cordova TownshipIllinois Unit 1: 912
Unit 2: 912
Unit 1: February 18, 1973
Unit 2: March 10, 1973
Zion Nuclear Power Station ZionIllinois Unit 1: 1,040
Unit 2: 1,040
Unit 1: June, 1973
Unit 2: December, 1973
January, 1998

Region IV (West)

Arkansas Nuclear One RussellvilleArkansas Unit 1: 846
Unit 2: 930
Unit 1: May 21, 1974
Unit 2: Sept. 1, 1978
Callaway Nuclear Generating Station Auxvasse TownshipMissouri 1,300 December 19, 1984
Columbia Generating Station Benton CountyWashington 1,170 December 13, 1984
Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant Somervell CountyTexas Unit 1: 1084
Unit 2: 1124
Unit 1: April 17, 1990
Unit 2: April 6, 1993
Cooper Nuclear Station Nemaha CountyNebraska 770 July 1, 1974
Diablo Canyon Power Plant Avila BeachCalifornia Unit 1: 1,122
Unit 2: 1,118
Unit 1: May 7, 1985
Unit 2: March 13, 1986
Fort Calhoun Nuclear Generating Station Washington CountyNebraska 476 August 9, 1973
Fort St. Vrain Generating Station PlattevilleColorado 330 July 1, 1979 August 29, 1989
Grand Gulf Nuclear Generating Station Claiborne CountyMississippi 1,500 July 1, 1985
Hallam Nuclear Generating Station HallamNebraska 75 1963 1969
N-Reactor Hanford SiteWashington 4,000 MWt 1964 December 1986
Humboldt Bay Nuclear Power Plant EurekaCalifornia 63 August 1963
Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station TonopahArizona Unit 1: 1,447
Unit 2: 1,447
Unit 3: 1,447
Unit 1: 1986
Unit 2: 1986
Unit 3: 1988
Pathfinder Nuclear Generating Station Minnehaha CountySouth Dakota 59 July 1966 October 1967
Rancho Seco Nuclear Generating Station HeraldCalifornia 913 April 17, 1975 23 October 2009
River Bend Nuclear Generating Station West Feliciana ParishLouisiana 978 June 16, 1986
San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station San Diego CountyCalifornia Unit 2: 1,172
Unit 3: 1,178
Unit 1: January 1, 1968
Unit 2: August 8, 1983
Unit 3: April 1, 1984
Unit 1: November 30, 1992
Unit 2: June 7, 2013
Unit 3: June 7, 2013
Sodium Reactor Experiment Santa Susana Field LaboratorySimi ValleyCalifornia 6.5 July 12, 1957 February 15, 1964
South Texas Nuclear Generating Station Matagorda CountyTexas Unit 1: 1,250
Unit 2: 1,250
Unit 1: August 25, 1988
Unit 2: June 19, 1989
Trojan Nuclear Power Plant Columbia CountyOregon 1,130 May 20, 1976 1992
Missouri University of Science and Technology Nuclear Reactor Missouri University of Science and TechnologyRollaMissouri 200 kWt 1961
Vallecitos Nuclear Center Alameda CountyCalifornia October 1957 December 1963
Waterford Nuclear Generating Station KillonaLouisiana 1,218 September 24, 1985
Wolf Creek Generating Station Hampden TownshipKansas 1,250 September 3, 1985

Plutonium production reactors

Hanford SiteWashington

Army Nuclear Power Program

 Army Nuclear Power Program

United States Naval reactors

Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory

 

Research reactors Arkansas-Southwest Experimental Fast Oxide ReactorArkansas

Civilian Research and Test Reactors Licensed To Operate

Nuclear reactor locations for commercial and college purposes.

Operator

Location

Reactor

Power

Operational

Aerotest Operations Inc. San Ramon, California TRIGA Mark I 250 kW 1965 –
Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute Bethesda, Maryland TRIGA Mark F 1 MW 1962 –
Dow Chemical Company Midland, Michigan TRIGA Mark I 300 kW 1967 –
General Electric Company Sunol, California “Nuclear Test” 100 kW 1957 –
Idaho State University Pocatello, Idaho AGN-201 #103 50 W 1967 –
Iowa State University Ames, Iowa experimental, instructional 3 kW 1959-1998[69]
Kansas State University Manhattan, Kansas TRIGA Mark II 1250 kW 1962 –
Kodak[70][71] Rochester, New York Californium Neutron Flux Multiplier 5.8 W 1975 – 2006
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, Massachusetts Tank Type HWR Reflected (MITR-II) 6 MW 1958 –
Missouri University of Science and Technology Rolla, Missouri Pool (MSTR) 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) [5] 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 (PUR-1) 1 kW 1962 –
Reed College Portland, Oregon TRIGA Mark I (RRR) 250 kW 1968 –
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Troy, New York Reactor Critical Facility[72][73] 1 W 1965-
Rhode Island Atomic Energy Commission/University of Rhode Island Narragansett, Rhode Island GE Pool 2 MW 1964 –
Texas A&M University College Station, TX AGN-201M #106 – TRIGA Mark I (two reactors) 5 W, 1 MW 1962 –
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 (UMLRR) 1 MW 1975 –
University of Missouri Columbia, Missouri General Electric tank type UMRR 10 MW 1966 –
University of New Mexico Albuquerque, New Mexico AGN-201M $112 1966 –
University of Texas at Austin Austin, Texas TRIGA Mark II 1.1 MW 1992 –
University of Utah Salt Lake City, Utah TRIGA Mark I 100 kW 1975 –
University of Wisconsin–Madison Madison, Wisconsin TRIGA Mark I 1 MW 1961 –
U.S. Geological Survey Denver, Colorado TRIGA Mark I 1 MW 1969 –
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.)

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.)

There are probably more nuclear reactor locations that we are not aware of, hidden away by the government

Howard.

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