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U.S. nuclear reactors that were cancelled after construction began
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U.S. nuclear reactors that were cancelled after construction began

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(Reuters) - If utilities in Georgia or South Carolina decide not to complete nuclear power reactors under construction by Westinghouse Electric Co following its bankruptcy, those units would join a long list of abandoned U.S. nuclear projects.

Westinghouse, a unit of Japanese conglomerate Toshiba Corp (6502.T), is building two reactors for Georgia Power and partners at the Vogtle site in Georgia and two for South Carolina Electric & Gas (SCE&G) and its partner in South Carolina.

The utilities, units of Southern Co (SO.N) (Georgia Power) and Scana Corp (SCG.N) (SCE&G), have not cancelled the reactor projects but said they were evaluating options.

All 99 of the reactors now in service in the United States were started before the Three Mile Island accident in Pennsylvania in 1979.

At that time, utilities had construction permits from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to build around 97 reactors, most of which were already under construction. The utilities only put in service 53 of those reactors.

See below for a list of reactors that were never finished after obtaining a construction permit from the NRC, according to data from the NRC and Reuters:

Plant Utility State Size (megawatt Cancel

electric) Date

Shearon Harris 2 Carolina Power & Light Co NC 900 1983

Shearon Harris 3 Carolina Power & Light Co NC 900 1981

Shearon Harris 4 Carolina Power & Light Co NC 900 1981

Zimmer 1 Cincinnati Gas & Electric Co OH 810 1984

Midland 1 Consumers Power Co MI 492 1986

Midland 2 Consumers Power Co MI 818 1986

Cherokee 1 Duke Power Co SC 1,280 1983

Cherokee 2 Duke Power Co SC 1,280 1982

Cherokee 3 Duke Power Co SC 1,280 1982

Washington Nuclear 1 Energy Northwest WA 1,266 1995

Washington Nuclear 3 Energy Northwest WA 1,242 1995

Washington Nuclear 4 Energy Northwest WA 1,218 1982

Washington Nuclear 5 Energy Northwest WA 1,242 1982

Grand Gulf 2 Entergy Nuclear Operations Inc MS 1,250 1990

Vogtle 3 Georgia Power Co GA 1,113 1974

Vogtle 4 Georgia Power Co GA 1,113 1974

River Bend 2 Gulf States Utilities Co LA 934 1984

Clinton 2 Illinois Power Co IL 933 1983

Forked River 1 Jersey Central Power & Light Co NJ 1,070 1980

Jamesport 1 Long Island Lighting Co NY 1,150 1980

Jamesport 2 Long Island Lighting Co NY 1,150 1980

* Shoreham Long Island Lighting Co NY 820 1989

Bailly 1 Northern Indiana Public Service Co IN 645 1981

Tyrone 2 Northern States Power Co WI 1,150 1974

Seabrook 2 Public Service Co of New Hampshire NH 1,198 1988

Hope Creek 2 Public Service Electric & Gas Co DE 1,067 1981

Marble Hill 1 Public Service of Indiana IN 1,130 1985

Marble Hill 2 Public Service of Indiana IN 1,130 1985

Sterling Rochester Gas & Electric Corp NY 1,150 1980

Bellefonte 1 Tennessee Valley Authority AL 1,235 1988

Bellefonte 2 Tennessee Valley Authority AL 1,235 1988

Hartsville A1 Tennessee Valley Authority TN 1,233 1984

Hartsville A2 Tennessee Valley Authority TN 1,233 1984

Hartsville B1 Tennessee Valley Authority TN 1,233 1982

Hartsville B2 Tennessee Valley Authority TN 1,233 1982

Phipps Bend 1 Tennessee Valley Authority TN 1,220 1982

Phipps Bend 2 Tennessee Valley Authority TN 1,220 1982

Yellow Creek 1 Tennessee Valley Authority MS 1,285 1984

Yellow Creek 2 Tennessee Valley Authority MS 1,285 1984

Callaway 2 Union Electric Co MD 1,150 1981

North Anna 3 Virginia Electric & Power Co VA 907 1982

North Anna 4 Virginia Electric & Power Co VA 907 1980

Surry 3 Virginia Electric & Power Co VA 882 1977

Surry 4 Virginia Electric & Power Co VA 882 1977

* Long Island Lighting Co, or LILCO, finished the Shoreham reactor but was not able to operate it commercially due to opposition in New York.

Reporting by Scott DiSavino

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