Allens Creek Nuclear Power Plant

The Allens Creek Nuclear Power Plant was a proposed nuclear power plant to be located at Wallis, Texas, less than 50 miles from the western edge of Houston. Coordinates: 29°41′N 96°06′W / 29.68°N 96.10°W / 29.68; -96.10 [1] The plant, consisting of two 1,150 MWe General Electric boiling water reactors, was ordered by Houston Lighting and Power Company (HL&P) in 1973, but public opposition, fueled in part by press coverage of problems at other nuclear plants around the country, led to lengthy public hearings and court action. In the meantime, construction costs escalated and the plant was officially canceled in 1982.[2][3]

See also


  1. Dames & Moore (November 1973). Allens Creek Nuclear Generating Station Site Houston Lighting & Power: Biological Monitoring Program Project Description (Report). Dames & Moore. Retrieved 16 February 2015.
  2. Allens Creek Nuclear Generating Plant Collection
  3. Nuclear Power Generation and Fuel Cycle Report 1997 p. 61.

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