Is there a neuclear power plant in Madison Indiana?
Short answer is yes, but it was never fully operational. After spending billions of dollars, the nuclear power facility was shut down. Local residents feared a nuclear disaster could happen here in Madison. The project was killed and the nuclear plant is now a ghost facility. Watch the video then keep reading for the full story about what happened to the power plant.
The Marble Hill Story, Told by Indiana Public Radio
From 1977 to 1984, the city of Madison benefited from the construction of a nuclear energy facility in nearby Marble Hill. The plant was never fully operational despite 2.8 Billion invested by Public Service Indiana. Escalating costs and reports of serious safety defects resulted in the abandoned project. Here are a few links to follow up on this story.
- Marble Hill article on Wikipedia
- 2010 Photos from the Site
- Listen to the story on Indiana Public Radio
- Return to Marble Hill
- “Marble Hill” article from IUS professor
- “Marble Hill Nuclear Power Plant” on Abandoned Online
- Marble Hill photo gallery
- Arial view from Google Maps
The people of Madison were divided about the project. The local economy boomed with hundreds of new jobs and outside investment, but many were concerned about having a nuclear power facility so close to home.