Black Fox Nuclear Power Plant

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The Black Fox Nuclear Power Plant was proposed by the Public Service Company of Oklahoma (PSO) in May 1973. The facility was to be built approximately 3 miles southwest of downtown Inola, Oklahoma, but still within town limits, and was to consist of two 1,150 MWe General Electric (GE) Boiling Water Reactors.

In June 1979, about 500 people were arrested for protesting about construction of the Black Fox Nuclear Power Plant. In 1982, after nine years of court and legal challenges by Carrie Barefoot Dickerson and the Citizen's Action for Safe Energy (CASE) group, all plans were abandoned and no complex was ever built.[1][2]

Inola River / Rail Industrial Park[edit]

On March 13, 2017 the Inola Area Chamber of Commerce unanimously voted to rezone the property owned by PSO / AEP from AG agricultural to I-4 Heavy Industrial. Since then, PSO / AEP has presented 1,000 acres of the former plant for development. [3]

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  • American Electric Power Purchases Public Service Company of Oklahoma

Coordinates: 36°06′57″N 95°33′06″W / 36.11576°N 95.55157°W / 36.11576; -95.55157