America's Worst Nukes

Poorly regulated nuclear power plants had 14 'near-misses' in 2010
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Courtesy of Exelon Nuclear via the U.S. NRC

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Location: Joliet, IL

Owner: Exelon

Near-miss: Poor design caused repeated floods - including one involving 12,000 gallons of water - in buildings with safety equipment, causing electrical shorts; allowed vented steam to rip metal siding off containment walls. Plant owner knew about several problems but failed to correct them, leading to a near-miss.

Source: Union of Concerned Scientists, The NRC and Nuclear Power Plant Safety in 2010

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