Saxton Nuclear Generating Station
|Saxton Nuclear Experiment Station|
|Location||Liberty Township, Bedford County, near Saxton, Pennsylvania|
|Status||Decommissioned; site released for unrestricted use|
|Commission date||November 1961 |
|Decommission date||May 1972 |
|Owner(s)||Saxton Nuclear Experimental Corp (SNEC) and GPU Nuclear[clarification needed]|
|Operator(s)||Saxton Nuclear Experimental Corp (SNEC) and GPU Nuclear[clarification needed]|
|Nameplate capacity||23.5 MW-thermal |
The plant began operations in November 1961.
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. Major areas of research for the plant were the chemical control of reactivity and the use of MOX fuel.
- "NRC ENDS LICENSE FOR SAXTON EXPERIMENTAL FACILITY, RELEASES SITE FOR UNRESTRICTED USE" (PDF). NRC NEWS. US NRC. Retrieved 17 July 2011.
- "NRC: Saxton". US NRC. Retrieved 17 July 2011.
- TERMINATION OF THE SAXTON NUCLEAR EXPERIMENTAL CORPORATION SITE LICENSE
- "The Hook-Ons". ANS Nuclear Cafe. Retrieved 3 August 2017.