Special Report

America's Oldest Nuclear Power Plants

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8. Turkey Point Nuclear Generating
> Start of commercial operations: 12/14/1972
> Electricity production capacity: 1,698 megawatts
> Location: Homestead, FL (20 mi. S of Miami, FL)
> Operator: Florida Power & Light Co.

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7. Palisades Nuclear Plant
> Start of commercial operations: 12/31/1971
> Electricity production capacity: 769 megawatts
> Location: Covert, MI (5 mi. S of South Haven, MI)
> Operator: Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc.

6. Monticello Nuclear Generating Plant
> Start of commercial operations: 6/30/1971
> Electricity production capacity: 617 megawatts
> Location: Monticello, MN (30 mi. NW of Minneapolis, MN)
> Operator: Northern States Power Company – Minnesota

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5. H. B. Robinson Steam Electric Plant
> Start of commercial operations: 3/7/1971
> Electricity production capacity: 759 megawatts
> Location: Hartsville, SC (26 mi. NW of Florence, SC)
> Operator: Duke Energy Progress, LLC

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4. Point Beach Nuclear Plant
> Start of commercial operations: 12/21/1970
> Electricity production capacity: 1,201 megawatts
> Location: Two Rivers, WI (13 mi. NNW of Manitowoc, WI)
> Operator: NextEra Energy Point Beach, LLC

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