Safety violations by site at US nuclear plants

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Associated Press

Posted on October 15, 2013 at 8:36 PM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 15 at 8:36 PM

      The number of lower-level safety violations per reactor at U.S. commercial nuclear power plants shows extraordinary differences among U.S. regions, pointing to inconsistent enforcement, according to an unreleased Government Accountability Office report obtained by The Associated Press. Higher-level violations are more uniform across the regions.

Here are violations between 2000 and the end of 2012 by plant site and region:

NORTHEAST REGION

BEAVER VALLEY, Shippingport, Pa.

Reactors: 2

Lower-level violations: 113

Higher-level violations: 3

Total violations: 116

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CALVERT CLIFFS, Lusby, Md.

Reactors: 2

Lower-level violations: 140

Higher-level violations: 7

Total violations: 147

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HOPE CREEK, L. Alloways Creek Twp., N.J.

Reactors: 1

Lower-level violations: 176

Higher-level violations: 2

Total violations: 178

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INDIAN POINT, Buchanan, N.Y.

Reactors: 2

Lower-level violations: 380

Higher-level violations: 4

Total violations: 384

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FITZPATRICK, Lycoming, N.Y.

Reactors: 1

Lower-level violations: 115

Higher-level violations: 1

Total violations: 116

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LIMERICK, Pottstown, Pa.

Reactors: 2

Lower-level violations: 110

Higher-level violations: 4

Total violations: 114

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MILLSTONE, Waterford, Conn.

Reactors: 2

Lower-level violations: 173

Higher-level violations: 2

Total violations: 175

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NINE MILE POINT, Lycoming, N.Y.

Reactors: 2

Lower-level violations: 140

Higher-level violations: 3

Total violations: 143

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OYSTER CREEK, Lacey Township, N.J.

Reactors: 1

Lower-level violations: 153

Higher-level violations: 3

Total violations: 156

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PEACH BOTTOM, Delta, Pa.

Reactors: 2

Lower-level violations: 131

Higher-level violations: 4

Total violations: 135

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PILGRIM, Plymouth, Mass.

Reactors: 1

Lower-level violations: 108

Higher-level violations: 2

Total violations: 110

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GINNA, Ontario, N.Y.

Reactors: 1

Lower-level violations: 111

Higher-level violations: 4

Total violations: 115

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SALEM, L. Alloways Creek Twp., N.J.

Reactors: 2

Lower-level violations: 179

Higher-level violations: 2

Total violations: 181

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SEABROOK, Seabrook, N.H.

Reactors: 1

Lower-level violations: 85

Higher-level violations: 3

Total violations: 88

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SUSQUEHANNA, Berwick, Pa.

Reactors: 2

Lower-level violations: 175

Higher-level violations: 5

Total violations: 180

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THREE MILE ISLAND, Middletown, Pa.

Reactors: 1

Lower-level violations: 126

Higher-level violations: 2

Total violations: 128

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VERMONT YANKEE, Vernon, Vt.

Reactors: 1

Lower-level violations: 103

Higher-level violations: 3

Total violations: 106

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NORTHEAST REGION TOTALS

Lower-level violations: 2,518

Higher-level violations: 54

Total violations: 2,572

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SOUTHEAST REGION

BROWNS FERRY, Decatur, Ala.

Reactors: 3

Lower-level violations: 135

Higher-level violations: 6

Total violations: 141

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BRUNSWICK, Southport, N.C.

Reactor: 2

Lower-level violations: 93

Higher-level violations: 5

Total violations: 98

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CATAWBA, York, S.C.

Reactors: 2

Lower-level violations: 98

Higher-level violations: 2

Total violations: 100

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CRYSTAL RIVER, Crystal River, Fla., closed in 2013

Reactors: 1

Lower-level violations: 60

Higher-level violations: 2

Total violations: 62

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FARLEY, Ashford, Ala.

Reactors: 2

Lower-level violations: 96

Higher-level violations: 4

Total violations: 100

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HATCH, Baxley, Ga.

Reactors: 2

Lower-level violations: 87

Higher-level violations: 3

Total violations: 90

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MCGUIRE, Cornelius, N.C.

Reactors: 2

Lower-level violations: 119

Higher-level violations: 1

Total violations: 120

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NORTH ANNA, Mineral, Va.

Reactors: 2

Lower-level violations: 115

Higher-level violations: 1

Total violations: 116

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OCONEE, Seneca, S.C.

Reactors: 3

Lower-level violations: 163

Higher-level violations: 14

Total violations: 177

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ROBINSON, Hartsville, S.C.

Reactors: 1

Lower-level violations: 72

Higher-level violations: 3

Total violations: 75

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ST. LUCIE, Jensen Beach, Fla.

Reactors: 2

Lower-level violations: 117

Higher-level violations: 1

Total violations: 118

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SEQUOYAH, Soddy-Daisy, Tenn.

Reactors: 2

Lower-level violations: 123

Higher-level violations: 2

Total violations: 125

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HARRIS, New Hill, N.C.

Reactor: 1

Lower-level violations: 90

Higher-level violations: 4

Total violations: 94

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SURRY, Surry, Va.

Reactors: 2

Lower-level violations: 92

Higher-level violations: 3

Total violations: 95

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TURKEY POINT, Homestead, Fla.

Reactors: 2

Lower-level violations: 106

Higher-level violations: 5

Total violations: 111

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SUMMER, Jenkinsville, S.C.

Reactors: 1

Lower-level violations: 114

Higher-level violations: 4

Total violations: 118

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VOGTLE, Waynesboro, Ga.

Reactors: 2

Lower-level violations: 75

Higher-level violations: 1

Total violations: 76

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WATTS BAR, Spring City, Tenn.

Reactors: 1

Lower-level violations: 130

Higher-level violations: 3

Total violations: 133

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SOUTHEAST REGION TOTALS

Lower-level violations: 1,885

Higher-level violations: 64

Total violations: 1,949

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MIDWEST REGION

BRAIDWOOD, Braceville, Ill.

Reactors: 2

Lower-level violations: 178

Higher-level violations: 3

Total violations:181

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BYRON, Byron, Ill.

Reactors: 2

Lower-level violations: 182

Higher-level violations: 3

Total violations: 185

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CLINTON, Clinton, Ill.

Reactors: 1

Lower-level violations: 149

Higher-level violations: 3

Total violations: 152

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DAVIS-BESSE, Oak Harbor, Ohio

Reactors: 1

Lower-level violations: 201

Higher-level violations: 14

Total violations: 215

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COOK, Bridgman, Mich.

Reactors: 2

Lower-level violations: 168

Higher-level violations: 11

Total violations: 179

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DRESDEN, Morris, Ill.

Reactors: 2

Lower-level violations: 241

Higher-level violations: 4

Total violations: 245

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DUANE ARNOLD, Palo, Iowa

Reactors: 1

Lower-level violations: 162

Higher-level violations: 4

Total violations: 166

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FERMI, Newport, Mich.

Reactors: 1

Lower-level violations: 160

Higher-level violations: 1

Total violations: 161

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KEWAUNEE, Kewaunee, Wis., closed in 2013

Reactors: 1

Lower-level violations: 256

Higher-level violations: 9

Total violations: 265

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LASALLE, Marseilles, Ill.

Reactors: 2

Lower-level violations: 136

Higher-level violations: 2

Total violations: 138

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MONTICELLO, Monticello, Minn.

Reactors: 1

Lower-level violations: 154

Higher-level violations: 1

Total violations: 155

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PALISADES, Covert, Mich.

Reactors: 1

Lower-level violations: 226

Higher-level violations: 8

Total violations: 234

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PERRY, Perry, Ohio

Reactors: 1

Lower-level violations: 256

Higher-level violations: 8

Total violations: 264

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POINT BEACH, Two Rivers, Wis.

Reactors: 2

Lower-level violations: 276

Higher-level violations: 13

Total violations: 289

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PRAIRIE ISLAND, Welch, Minn.

Reactors: 2

Lower-level violations: 186

Higher-level violations: 7

Total violations: 193

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QUAD CITIES, Cordova, Ill.

Reactors: 2

Lower-level violations: 217

Higher-level violations: 2

Total violations: 219

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MIDWEST REGION TOTALS

Lower-level violations: 3,148

Higher-level violations: 93

Total violations: 3,241

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WEST REGION

ARKANSAS ONE, Russellville, Ark.

Reactors: 2

Lower-level violations: 234

Higher-level violations: 1

Total violations: 235

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CALLAWAY, Fulton, Mo.

Reactors: 1

Lower-level violations: 225

Higher-level violations: 7

Total violations: 232

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COLUMBIA, Richland, Wash.

Reactors: 1

Lower-level violations: 183

Higher-level violations: 4

Total violations: 187

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COMANCHE PEAK, Glen Rose, Texas

Reactors: 2

Lower-level violations: 157

Higher-level violations: 2

Total violations: 159

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COOPER, Brownville, Neb.

Reactors: 1

Lower-level violations: 363

Higher-level violations: 11

Total violations: 374

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DIABLO CANYON, Avila Beach, Calif.

Reactors: 2

Lower-level violations: 228

Higher-level violations: 0

Total violations: 228

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FORT CALHOUN, Fort Calhoun, Neb.

Reactors: 1

Lower-level violations: 219

Higher-level violations: 8

Total violations: 227

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GRAND GULF, Port Gibson, Miss.

Reactors: 1

Lower-level violations: 219

Higher-level violations: 0

Total violations: 219

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PALO VERDE, Wintersburg, Ariz.

Reactors: 3

Lower-level violations: 299

Higher-level violations: 5

Total violations: 304

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RIVER BEND, St. Francisville, La.

Reactors: 1

Lower-level violations: 240

Higher-level violations: 2

Total violations: 242

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SAN ONOFRE, San Clemente, Calif., closed in 2013

Reactors: 2

Lower-level violations: 255

Higher-level violations: 2

Total violations: 257

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SOUTH TEXAS PROJECT, Wadsworth, Texas

Reactors: 2

Lower-level violations: 151

Higher-level violations: 0

Total violations: 151

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WATERFORD, Killona, La.

Reactors: 1

Lower-level violations: 186

Higher-level violations: 3

Total violations: 189

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WOLF CREEK, Burlington, Kan.

Reactors: 1

Lower-level violations: 266

Higher-level violations: 1

Total violations: 267

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WEST REGION TOTALS

Lower-level violations: 3,225

Higher-level violations: 46

Total violations: 3,271

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NATIONAL TOTALS

Lower-level violations: 10,776

Higher-level violations: 257

Total violations: 11,033

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