Wednesday, March 30, 2016
GINNA NUCLEAR POWER PLANT - ONTARIO, NEW YORK
This is the Ginna Nuclear Power Plant in the town of Ontario and the village of Ontario Center, NY. It is named after Robert Emmett Ginna, a former chief executive with Rochester Gas and Electric, who was one of the nations earliest advocates of using nuclear energy to generate electricity.
Ginna is owned and operated by Exelon after the merger of CENG , who purchased it from Rochester Gas and Electric in 2004.
Ginna was the site of a nuclear accident when on January 25, 1982, when a small amount of radioactive steam leaked into the air after a steam-generator tube ruptured. The leak which lasted 93 minutes led to a declaration of emergency. The rupture was caused by a small pie-pan shaped object left in the steam generator during an outage.
Ginna Nuclear Power Plant started working in the 1970's and still is working today.