Rancho Seco Nuclear Power Plant, California
The Ranch Seco nuclear power plant was built by Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) in the early 1970s and entered service in 1974. The plant was closed by voters in a local referendum in 1989. The plant has since been completely decommissioned and is now little more than a concrete shell. SMUD currently operates a gas fueled generation plant on the same property next to the old nuclear plant. SMUD also operates a public, small lake/recreation area just beyond the plant. The outer parking area for the former plant is open. The rest of the plant is fenced off and SMUD staff are on site.
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