Clinton Nuclear Generating Station
The Clinton Power Station is located near Clinton, Illinois, USA. The power station began service on April 24, 1987 and is currently capable of generating 1,043 MW. Due to inflation and cost overruns, Clinton's final construction cost exceeded $2.6 billion.
The station has a single General Electric generation II boiling water reactor. The reactor design is a BWR-6 with a Mark III containment structure. The present reactor operating license was issued April 17, 1987, and will expire September 29, 2026.
The surrounding 14,300 acres (58 km2) site and adjacent 5,000 acres (20 km2) cooling reservoir, Clinton Lake, is owned by the operator, but hosts the Clinton Lake State Recreation Area and is open to public for a large range of outdoor activities. Only around 150 acres (0.61 km2) are actually used by the plant's buildings and operation areas.
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