Saxton Nuclear Generating Station

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Saxton Nuclear Experiment Station
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Saxton Nuclear Generating Station is located in Pennsylvania
Saxton Nuclear Generating Station
Location of Saxton Nuclear Experiment Station
Country United States
Location Liberty Township, Bedford County, near Saxton, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°13′37″N 78°14′31″W / 40.22694°N 78.24194°W / 40.22694; -78.24194Coordinates: 40°13′37″N 78°14′31″W / 40.22694°N 78.24194°W / 40.22694; -78.24194
Status Decommissioned; site released for unrestricted use
Commission date November 1961 [1]
Decommission date May 1972 [2]
Owner(s) Saxton Nuclear Experimental Corp (SNEC) and GPU Nuclear[clarification needed]
Operator(s) Saxton Nuclear Experimental Corp (SNEC) and GPU Nuclear[clarification needed]
Power generation
Nameplate capacity 23.5 MW-thermal [1]

The Saxton Nuclear Experiment Station[3][clarification needed] was a nuclear-power plant located in Bedford County, near Saxton, Pennsylvania.

Operation[edit]

The plant began operations in November 1961.[1]

It had a net power output of 23.5 MW-thermal, and its purposes were primarily to research various aspects of nuclear-reactor technology and to train personnel. [1] The plant was the first to research the use of plutonium for peaceful purposes. It also worked on cooling methods, which were used during the nuclear disasters in Japan in 2011.

Owners/operators[edit]

The owners/operators were Saxton Nuclear Experimental Corp (SNEC) and General Public Utilities Nuclear.[clarification needed]

Status[edit]

The plant was shut down in May 1972 and decommissioned. In November 2005, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission released the site for unrestricted use.[2]

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