Special Report

America's Oldest Nuclear Power Plants

Source: US Army Corps of Engineers (Omaha) / Public Domain / Wikimedia Commons

13. Cooper Nuclear Station
> Start of commercial operations: 7/1/1974
> Electricity production capacity: 770 megawatts
> Location: Brownville, NE (23 mi. S of Nebraska City, NE)
> Operator: Nebraska Public Power District

12. Prairie Island Nuclear Generating Plant
> Start of commercial operations: 12/16/1973
> Electricity production capacity: 1,040 megawatts
> Location: Welch, MN (28 mi. SE of Minneapolis, MN)
> Operator: Northern States Power Co. Minnesota

Source: ENERGY.GOV - HD.6B.349 / Public Domain / Wikimedia Commons

11. Oconee Nuclear Station
> Start of commercial operations: 7/15/1973
> Electricity production capacity: 2,554 megawatts
> Location: Seneca, SC (30 mi. W of Greenville, SC)
> Operator: Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC

Source: ENERGY.GOV - HD.6D.122 / Public Domain / Wikimedia Commons

10. Quad Cities Nuclear Power Station
> Start of commercial operations: 2/18/1973
> Electricity production capacity: 1,819 megawatts
> Location: Cordova, IL (20 mi. NE of Moline, IL)
> Operator: Exelon Generation Co., LLC

Source: ENERGY.GOV - HD.6D.371 / Public Domain / Wikimedia Commons

9. Surry Power Station
> Start of commercial operations: 12/22/1972
> Electricity production capacity: 1,676 megawatts
> Location: Surry, VA (17 mi. NW of Newport News, VA)
> Operator: Virginia Electric & Power Co.

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