Saxton Nuclear Generating Station

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Saxton Nuclear Experiment Station
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CountryUnited States
LocationLiberty Township, Bedford County, near Saxton, Pennsylvania
Coordinates40°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
StatusDecommissioned; site released for unrestricted use
Commission dateNovember 1961 [1]
Decommission dateMay 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 capacity23.5 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] Major areas of research for the plant were the chemical control of reactivity and the use of MOX fuel.[4]

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]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "NRC ENDS LICENSE FOR SAXTON EXPERIMENTAL FACILITY, RELEASES SITE FOR UNRESTRICTED USE" (PDF). NRC NEWS. US NRC. Retrieved 17 July 2011.
  2. ^ a b "NRC: Saxton". US NRC. Retrieved 17 July 2011.
  3. ^ TERMINATION OF THE SAXTON NUCLEAR EXPERIMENTAL CORPORATION SITE LICENSE
  4. ^ "The Hook-Ons". ANS Nuclear Cafe. Retrieved 3 August 2017.

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