Bailly Nuclear Power Plant

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The Bailly Nuclear Power Plant was a nuclear power plant project to be located near the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore in Porter County, Indiana, United States. The project was proposed by the Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO) in 1967; however, it was cancelled in 1981.[1][2]

It was to have capacity one 644 MW boiling water reactor and it was expected to cost $1.8 billion. Construction started on January 1, 1974.[3][dead link]

Construction was opposed by the "Concerned Citizens Against the Bailly Nuclear Site", an interest group established in 1972. It opposed the project legally and also through the procedures of the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission and other relevant government agencies. The group broke up in 1982 after cancellation of the project.[1]

The Bailly Generating Station, a coal-fired electrical generating plant, has operated since 1962 on a site adjacent to the proposed Bailly nuclear power plant.

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  1. ^ a b CRA073 -- James Newman Papers
  2. ^ Cancelled Nuclear Units Ordered in the United States
  3. ^ Bailly on the PRIS of the IAEA

Coordinates: 41°38′42″N 87°06′59″W / 41.64513°N 87.116393°W / 41.64513; -87.116393