Saxton Nuclear Generating Station
|Saxton Nuclear Experiment Station|
Location of Saxton Nuclear Experiment Station in Pennsylvania
|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. 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.
- "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