North Carolina Nuclear Industry: An Overview

Did you know that there are 5 licensed commercial nuclear reactors in North Carolina? For the latest overview of NC’s Nuclear Industry, check out information provided by the US Energy Information Administration.

Learn more about Progress Energy’s nuclear power plants including the Harris plant in New Hill, N.C. and the Brunswick plant near Southport, N.C. A seven minute video that provides an overview of the Harris Plant and of nuclear power in general is available. Furthermore, the US Energy Information Administration posts statistics for each nuclear reactor and schematics for each type of nuclear reactor (boiling water reactors (BWR) and pressurized water reactors (PWR)) are provided by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.


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