CREATORUnion of Concerned Scientists
TITLENuclear Power Information Tracker
DATE PUBLISHED1 November 2007

This website, sponsored by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), features a searchable map of shutdown, currently active, and proposed nuclear reactors in the U.S., listing any safety problems that the reactors have encountered. Users may search the map according to reactor location, operational status, reactor type, or particular safety concerns. Reactor types include boiling water reactors, high temperature gas-cooled reactors, liquid metal fast breeder reactors, and pressurized water reactors (PWR). Safety issues indexed are elevated spent fuel pool, fire protection problems, groundwater leaks reported, near misses, earthquake risk, heightened Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) attention, and year plus outages. The website contains links to explain the indicated safety problems, and users can click on any nuclear reactor on the map to access a dedicated web page with specific information about the reactor. In addition to the searchable map, the website offers a list of all nuclear reactors in the U.S. and a glossary of key terms. The website is a useful tool for getting a picture of the array of nuclear reactors in the U.S., with emphasis on safety concerns.

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