Photo: "Cooling Towers"

The Rancho Seco Nuclear Generating Plant in Herald, California is a decommissioned power plant that began operation in 1975. The plant shut down a few months after opening, due to a turbine failure, which left the plant closed for thirteen of the eighteen months it had been in operation. After a number of mishaps over the course of the fourteen year operation, the plant closed due to public vote. 

Photo: "Rancho Seco Park"

The Rancho Seco Nuclear Generating Plant in Herald, California is a decommissioned power plant that began operation in 1975. The plant stayed in operation until 1989, when it was closed due to public vote.

During operation, the plant produced almost 500 spent nuclear fuel assemblies measuring 8.5" x 12ft and radioactive in nature.