March 29, 2017 / 5:40 PM / 5 months ago

FACTBOX-U.S. nuclear reactors that were canceled after construction began

    March 29 (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, 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 (Georgia Power) and Scana Corp
(SCE&G), have not canceled 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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