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McGuire Nuclear Station

McGuire Nuclear Station is located on Lake Norman in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina and began commercial operation in 1981. It has a capacity of 2,200 megawatts. Lake Norman -- the state’s largest man-made lake -- was built by Duke Energy in 1963 by damming the Catawba River with Cowans Ford Hydroelectric Station. The lake provides cooling water for both McGuire and Marshall Steam Station.

 

More info here: www.duke-energy.com/power-plants/nuclear/mcguire.asp

 

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Taken on April 25, 2007