Special Report

America's Biggest Nuclear Power Plants

7. Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant
> Electricity production capacity: 2,400 megawatts
> No. of nuclear reactors: 2
> Location: Glen Rose, TX (40 miles SW of Fort Worth, TX)
> Start of commercial operations: Aug. 13, 1990

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6. Susquehanna Steam Electric Station
> Electricity production capacity: 2,494 megawatts
> No. of nuclear reactors: 2
> Location: Salem Township, Luzerne Co., PA (70 miles NE of Harrisburg, PA)
> Start of commercial operations: June 8, 1983

5. Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station
> Electricity production capacity: 2,550 megawatts
> No. of nuclear reactors: 2
> Location: Delta, PA (18 miles S of Lancaster, PA)
> Start of commercial operations: July 5, 1974

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4. Oconee Nuclear Station
> Electricity production capacity: 2,554 megawatts
> No. of nuclear reactors: 3
> Location: Seneca, SC (30 miles W of Greenville, SC)
> Start of commercial operations: July 15, 1973

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3. South Texas Project
> Electricity production capacity: 2,560 megawatts
> No. of nuclear reactors: 2
> Location: Bay City, TX (90 miles SW of Houston, TX)
> Start of commercial operations: Aug. 25, 1988

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