Where the reactors are - U.S., Midwest
About the Prairie Island reactors
How a pressurized water nuclear reactor works - part I
How a pressurized water nuclear reactor works - part II
Northern States Power sues Westinghouse over faulty tubes
Problems with Steam Generator Tubes (Part I)
Problems with Steam Generator Tubes (Part II)
A nightmare confirmed: steam tube degradation is increasingly likely
to cause a nuclear meltdown (Part I)
A nightmare confirmed: steam tube degradation is increasingly likely
to cause a nuclear meltdown (Part II)
Chernobyl to Prairie Island - We are all in the zone (Part I)
Chernobyl to Prairie Island - We are all in the zone (Part II)
Prairie Island routinely emits radioactivity into the environment
A little lesson on radioactivity: how it affects the human body
The difference between high-level and low-level radiation exposure
The effects of low-level radiation exposure
The waste fuel pools are filling up
Dry cask storage: problems guaranteed, and problems unknown
Yucca Mountain, Nevada: not a good place for nuclear waste
Transporting the waste: how safe can 45,000 shipments be?
Most mining and milling of uranium occurs on Indian lands
People of color are also targeted for other uranium processing facilities
Nuclear waste dumps - guess where they want to put them
Anything is cheap if you don't pay the cost
Nuclear power can be phased out
An interview with two of the neighbors
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Where They Are
Where the nuclear power reactors are - U.S., Midwest
There are over 100 commercial reactors in the United States. About 2/3 of these, including Prairie Island, are pressurized water reactors.
There are 14 operating reactor sites in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, and Wisconsin.
The Prairie Island reactors and nuclear waste storage facility are located 45 miles southeast of Minneapolis/St. Paul, on the Mississippi River.