Wednesday, March 30, 2016


This is one of the spots I came across while test driving my new to me car.  I went back the next week and took these pictures.

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.


Tom said...

Ginna has served this community well over the years, but it's days are numbered.

Angela Tucker said...

Good morning, Marilyn. We have a nuclear power plant in our county. It has been a source of contention since it was found that it was built on a ground fault. This is California, the whole state is on a fault. I'm not sure how Pacific Gas and Electric got it built, but there is constant complaints in this area that it needs to go. I don't know if there is really an answer. We must use our resources wisely, but is nuclear the way to go?

Have a wonderful day!

New York State Of Mind said...

Good Morning Tom,
I read some place that they were thinking of closing it.


New York State Of Mind said...

Good Morning Angela,
I don't know if the nuclear power is the way to go anymore. It was in it's time, but I think there are so many better ways today, that are not as dangerous.