The Wolf Creek Generating Station, near Burlington, Kansas is the only nuclear power plant in Kansas. It produces more than 1,200,000 kilowatts of electricity. Enough for 800,000 home. The plant is licensed to produce up to 3,565,000 kilowatts and is presently scheduled to expire in 2045.
The plant cost $3,000,000,000 to construct and is visible to traffic on Kansas Highway 75 for many miles. Wolf Creek employees over 900 people.
To better see the Wolf Creek Nuclear Power Plant, turn east at 17th Road, just north of tiny New Strawn. Drive east just over 3 miles and the road will curve right and become Planter Road. Continue another mile and turn right onto 16th Road. Follow the gravel road about 1 more mile and it ends at Strawn Cemetery. This is our favorite location for viewing Wolf Creek Generating Station, across Wolf Creek Reservoir.
On the way to the viewing site, you will pass the Dwight D. Eisenhower Learning Center on the right. It sits on the edge of the 160 acre Wolf Creek Environmental Education Area, which contains three self guided trails.
Although other sources have listed the Eisenhower Learning Center as open to the public, it is really only set up for groups (minimum 10), who may experience a Control Room Simulator demonstration with advance appointment.
Environmental reports on Wolf Creek Nuclear Power Plant.
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