Saturday, September 3, 2016

US Nuclear Reactors Shutdown - Years Operating Lifetime

This post is a simple table of the US nuclear reactors that have been shut down thus far, sorted by the number of years operated, from shortest life to longest.   Updated, added a graph showing age at retirement. - 8/7/2017

There is a mistaken belief, and many false statements by nuclear cheerleaders that nuclear reactors last for 60 years.  The fact is that very, very few make it to their design life of 40 years.   Data is from US NRC website. 




     Reactor Name      State      Years    Operated
1 Three Mile Island 2 PA                       0.93
2 Pathfinder SD                       1.19
3 Shoreham NY                       2.99
4 Saxton PA                       5.00
5 GE Valecitos CA                       6.27
6 Fermi 1 MI                       6.32
7 Peach Bottom 1 PA                       7.76
8 Indian Point-1 NY                     12.12
9 N.S. Savannah VA                     12.47
10 Fort St. Vrain CO                     12.71
11 Humboldt Bay 3 CA                     13.21
12 Rancho Seco 1 CA                     14.65
13 Trojan OR                     16.88
14 Dresden 1 IL                     18.49
15 La Crosse WI                     19.01
16 Zion 2 IL                     24.02
17 Zion 1 IL                     24.68
18 Maine Yankee ME                     24.73
19 San Onofre 1 CA                     25.38
20 Millstone 1 CT                     27.59
21 Yankee-Rowe MA                     27.77
22 San Onofre 2 CA                     29.00
23 Haddam Neck CT                     29.33
24 San Onofre 3 CA                     30.00
25 Big Rock Point MI                     34.72

   26      Fort Calhoun                     NE                  43.17

   27       Crystal River 3                   FL                   32.5

   28       Vermont Yankee                  VT                  42.1


Figure 1.   US Reactors Shown by Age at Retirement
1 is Three Mile Island 2  - source: Data from NRC  - graph by R. Sowell
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Roger E. Sowell, Esq.
Marina del Rey, California
copyright (c) 2016-2017 by Roger Sowell - all rights reserved 

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