Nuclear Watch: USA Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Facility Near DC Found To Be Virtually Unguarded 9/8/2014

Reporter got within 600 feet of nuclear reactor.
— About 50 miles outside Washington D.C. is a nuclear power plant that sits on the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay. It’s the sort of place the government has warned is vulnerable to a terrorist attack.
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Nate Elliott
They "drove right in" to the visitor center!!! My father worked there when it was owned by BGE. Trust me, they didn't drive anywhere near the power plant. They have an awesome visitor center btw. They were nowhere near a reactor, they were simply looking at perimeter buildings.
James Elliott
I heard the security guard force there shot up the reactor and missed the range entirely lol.
Putting it on the news make it worse
What? Nuclear Watch: USA Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Facility Near DC Found To Be Virtually Unguarded 9/8/2014. Reporter got within 600 feet of nuclear reactor. — About 50 miles outside Washington D.C. is a nuclear power plant that sits on the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay. It’s the sort of place the government has warned is vulnerable to a terrorist attack.

Another US nuclear plant just begging for a Fukushima type accident - see reports at

The Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant (CCNPP) is a nuclear power plant located on the western shores of the Chesapeake Bay in Lusby, Calvert County, Maryland.

The plant is one of the largest employers in Calvert County, Maryland. The company pays a significant amount in taxes and fees to Calvert County to the extent that the local government rarely suffers budget issues -- especially in contrast to surrounding counties.

The plant is owned by Constellation Energy Group, Inc. (NYSE: CEG).

Proposed Expansion - Unit 3

Constellation Energy Group, Inc. (NYSE: CEG), owner of Calvert Cliffs, announced it would like to build a new advanced US-Evolutionary Power Reactor (US-EPR) at this site using the services of UniStar Nuclear Energy. UniStar Nuclear Energy, a Delaware limited liability company, is jointly owned by Constellation Energy (CEG) and Electicite de France (EdF), the builder and supplier of nuclear power plants in Europe. This proposed single nuclear unit will produce approximately twice the energy of each individual existing plant.

An environmental report, the first principle component of a Combined Construction and Operating License application to build the UniStar EPR, was submitted to the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) by UniStar on 13 July 2007. The other main component would be a safety analysis.

On July 31, 2007 Constellation Energy filed an application to the NRC to review its plans to build a new nuclear power plant, Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant 3 (CCNPP 3) based on the AREVA U.S. Evolutionary Power Reactor (US-EPR), Generation III+[3], four loop pressurized water reactor. This is the first application made in the US in almost 30 years. The CCNPP 3 reactor will be rated at 4590 MW thermal/1710 MW electrical gross. Plant loads will be approximately 110 Mwe, thus the net generation is 1600 MWe net. Plant thermal efficiency will be approximately 36% (ratio of 1710 MWe to 4590 MWth).

The plant will be located south of the existing CCNPP 1&2 and will be set back from the shoreline. Although only a single unit, its power plant footprint will be almost 2 times the size of the twin units CCNPP 1&2. It will have a closed-loop cooling system using a single hybrid mechanical draft cooling tower. It will incorporate plume abatement (no visible water vapor plume). Units 1&2 use an open-cycle heat dissipation system (no cooling towers). Two thirds of the heat produced by the Unit 3 reactor will be released to the atmosphere via the cooling tower. This also is a saturated steam plant with a Main Steam Turbine (one high pressure turbine in tandem with three low pressure turbines) and a Main Generator design similar to Unit 1 & 2. ALSTOM will supply the Main Steam Turbine and Main Generator.

Units 1 and 2 and their support facilities use a well water system for their potable water supply. It consists of five wells that pump water from the second highest aquifer, the Aquia Aquifer, at the minus 400-500 foot below sea level elevation. The State of Maryland limits daily usage for these five wells to 450,000 gallons per day (gpd). Actual daily usage averages 225,000 gpd.

Unique to Unit 3 will be a desalination plant to produce potable water using reverse osmosis. The desalination plant will produce up to 1,250,000 gallon of potable water per day for Unit 3 and supporting facilities with total dissolved solids (TDS) less than 400 parts per million (ppm). The source for the desalination plant will be the brackish bay water from the makeup supply to the circulating water system. The TDS for the brackish bay water runs 10,000-15,000 ppm. The potable water will be distributed as makeup water for the demineralized water system, miscellaneous potable water services, fire protection and source water for the four ultimate heatsink cooling towers used during normal shutdown and power operation.

On November 13, 2007, Unistar Nuclear Energy and UniStar Nuclear Operations, which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of UniStar Nuclear Operations, filed an application for a certificate of public convenience and necessity with the Maryland Public Service Commission for authority to construct CCNPP 3. This application, which is being considered in Case Number 9127, includes a schedule showing plant construction being completed in July 2015 and commercial operation in December 2015.

On January 29, 2008, Constellation Energy announced that its partial construction and operating license (COL) for the proposed Unit 3 has been docketed by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). This means that the NRC has determined the application is technically correct and ready for detailed review. Constellation announced it may begin ground breaking prior to the applications final approval by the NRC provided a federal loan guarantee by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is assured. A final decision by Constellation to start construction will not take place for 12-18 months or mid-2009.
Great post!
A Nun gets jail time for showing just how bad the security at a Tennessee plant was, lock up a over 80 year Nun but the Fox fools get away with it, tell me some thing is very wrong with the judges inside the courts system. Shut all down as Fukushima blankets the world in MOX fuel radiation & is killing the Pacific at a rate no one will report on except private citizens while the gov agencies take more & more taxes from us & don't report shit!