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America's Biggest Nuclear Power Plants

12. Byron Station
> Electricity production capacity: 2,300 megawatts
> No. of nuclear reactors: 2
> Location: Byron, Il (17 miles SW of Rockford, IL)
> Start of commercial operations: Sept. 16, 1985

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11. Vogtle Electric Generating Plant
> Electricity production capacity: 2,302 megawatts
> No. of nuclear reactors: 2
> Location: Waynesboro, GA (26 miles SE of Augusta, GA)
> Start of commercial operations: June 1, 1987

10. Catawba Nuclear Station
> Electricity production capacity: 2,310 megawatts
> No. of nuclear reactors: 2
> Location: York, SC (18 miles SW of Charlotte, NC)
> Start of commercial operations: June 29, 1985

9. McGuire Nuclear Station
> Electricity production capacity: 2,316 megawatts
> No. of nuclear reactors: 2
> Location: Huntersville, NC (17 miles N of Charlotte, NC)
> Start of commercial operations: Dec. 1, 1981

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8. Braidwood Station
> Electricity production capacity: 2,337 megawatts
> No. of nuclear reactors: 2
> Location: Braceville, IL (20 miles SSW of Joliet, IL)
> Start of commercial operations: July 29, 1988

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