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Boiling Water Reactors - Location by State

Location of BWRs in Nuclear Power Plants in the U.S.

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Boiling water nuclear reactor at an Illinois nuclear power plant.

Boiling water nuclear reactor at an Illinois nuclear power plant.

Photo (c) Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Thirty-five boiling water reactors (BWRs) are currently operating at nuclear power plants across the U.S. BWRs are listed below by state and distance from the largest nearby city. Also provided are the power output, make of the reactor, and the type of containment used to prevent radiation leaks:

Alabama

Browns Ferry 1, 32 miles west of Huntsville

Output: 1065 MWe; Type: General Electric Type 4; Containment: Wet, Mark I

Browns Ferry 2, 32 miles west of Huntsville

Output: 1104 MWe; Type: General Electric Type 4; Containment: Wet, Mark I

Browns Ferry 3, 32 miles west of Huntsville

Output: 1115 MWe; Type: General Electric Type 4; Containment: Wet, Mark I

Delaware

Hope Creek 1, 18 miles southeast of Wilmington

Output: 1061 MWe; Type: General Electric Type 4; Containment: Wet, Mark I

Georgia

Hatch 1, 20 miles south of Vidalia

Output: 876 MWe; Type: General Electric Type 4; Containment: Wet, Mark I

Hatch 2, 20 miles south of Vidalia

Output: 883 MWe; Type: General Electric Type 4; Containment: Wet, Mark I

Illinois

Clinton, 23 miles south southeast of Bloomington

Output: 1065 MWe; Type: General Electric Type 6; Containment: Wet, Mark III

Dresden 2, 25 miles southwest of Joliet

Output: 867 MWe; Type: General Electric Type; Containment: Wet, Mark I

Dresden 3, 25 miles southwest of Joliet

Output: 867 MWe; Type: General Electric Type 3; Containment: Wet, Mark I

La Salle 1, 11 miles southeast of Ottawa, Ill.

Output: 1118 MWe; Type: General Electric Type 5; Containment: Wet, Mark II

La Salle 2, 11 miles southeast of Ottawa, Ill.

Output: 1120 MWe; Type: General Electric Type 5; Containment: Wet, Mark II

Quad Cities 1, 20 miles northeast of Moline

Output: 867 MWe; Type: General Electric Type 3; Containment: Wet, Mark I

Quad Cities 2, 20 miles northeast of Moline

Output: 869 MWe; Type: General Electric Type 3; Containment: Wet, Mark I

Iowa

Duane Arnold, 8 miles northwest of Cedar Rapids

Output: 640 MWe; Type: General Electric Type 4; Containment: Wet, Mark I

Louisiana

River Bend 1, 24 miles north northwest of Baton Rouge

Output: 989 MWe; Type: General Electric Type 6; Containment: Wet, Mark III

Massachusetts

Pilgrim 1, 38 miles southeast of Boston

Output: 685 MWe; Type: General Electric Type 3; Containment: Wet, Mark I

Minnesota

Monticello, 35 miles northwest of Minneapolis

Output: 579 MWe; Type: General Electric Type 3; Containment: Wet, Mark I

Mississippi

Grand Gulf 1, 20 miles south of Vicksburg

Output: 1297 MWe; Type: General Electric Type 6; Containment: Wet, Mark III

Nebraska

Cooper, 23 miles south of Nebraska City

Output: 830 MWe; Type: General Electric Type 4; Containment: Wet, Mark I

New Jersey

Oyster Creek, 9 miles south of Toms River

Output: 619 MWe; Type: General Electric Type 2; Containment: Wet, Mark I

New York

FitzPatrick, 6 miles northeast of Oswego

Output: 852 MWe; Type: General Electric Type 4; Containment: Wet, Mark I

Nine Mile Point 1, 6 miles northeast of Oswego

Output: 621 MWe; Type: General Electric Type 2; Containment: Wet, Mark I

Nine Mile Point 2, 6 miles northeast of Oswego

Output: 1140 MWe; Type: General Electric Type 5; Containment: Wet, Mark II

North Carolina

Brunswick 1, 40 miles south of Wilmington

Output: 938 MWe; Type: General Electric Type 4; Containment: Wet, Mark I

Brunswick 2, 40 miles south of Wilmington

Output: 937 MWe; Type: General Electric Type 4; Containment: Wet, Mark I

Ohio

Fermi 2, 25 miles northeast of Toledo

Output: 1122 MWe; Type: General Electric Type 4; Containment: Wet, Mark I

Perry 1, 35 miles northeast of Cleveland

Output: 1261 MWe; Type: General Electric Type 6; Containment: Wet, Mark III

Pennsylvania

Limerick 1, 21 miles northwest of Philadelphia

Output: 1134 MWe; Type: General Electric Type 4; Containment: Wet, Mark II

Limerick 2, 21 miles northwest of Philadelphia

Output: 1134 MWe; Type: General Electric Type 4; Containment: Wet, Mark II

Peach Bottom 2, 17.9 miles south of Lancaster

Output: 1112 MWe; Type: General Electric Type 4; Containment: BWR, Mark I

Peach Bottom 3, 17.9 miles south of Lancaster

Output: 1112 MWe; Type: General Electric Type 4; Containment: BWR, Mark I

Susquehanna 1, 70 miles northeast of Harrisburg

Output: 1149 MWe; Type: General Electric Type 4; Containment: Wet, Mark II

Susquehanna 2, 70 miles northeast of Harrisburg

Output: 1140 MWe; Type: General Electric Type 4; Containment: Wet, Mark II

Vermont

Vermont Yankee, 5 miles south of Brattleboro

Output: 510 MWe; Type: General Electric Type 4; Containment Type: Wet, Mark I

Washington

Columbia Generating Station, 20 miles north northeast of Pasco

Output: 1190 MWe; Type: General Electric Type 5; Containment: Wet, Mark II

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