Update on upgrade post: Minnesota nuke same design, age as Fukushima reactors

In looking for a picture of the Monticello nuke for a previous post, I noticed how much the Monticello containment structure looked like the reactor buildings at Fukushima. Turns out that Monticello’s reactor is a General Electric BWR-3, the same type as Fukushima Daiichi 1 and 2. The Minnesota nuke was built in 1971, and should have come out of service in 2010. Xcel Energy received a license extension from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission through 2030.



About Robert Singleton

By day, I work for a call center. In my spare time, I try to save my hometown (and planet) from a nearly constant onslaught of greedheads, lunatics and land developers. I live in a fictional town called Austin, Texas, where I go to way too many meetings.
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