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The nearest nuclear power plant to me is located in Surry Virginia. It is called the Dominion Surry power station. The power plant is run and owned by Dominion Virginia Power. Dominion power provides power to more then 2.5 million consumers. This includes both commercial and residential. Mine included.
The power plant is located alongside the James River. It is located across the river from the Jamestown settlement. The plant is approximately 40 miles from my current home. I lived much closer at one time. That distance was about 10 miles. We could hear the emergency siren tests when I lived in Newport News Virginia.
I believe the safety is paramount at these reactors. Since the beginning of nuclear energy there have only been two significant incidents. Those are Chernobyl and Fukushima. There was an incident in the United States in 1979 at Three Mile Island. The positive to this was the reactor retained all of the radiation and non-leaked to the public.
Nuclear Reactors go through daily tests and are monitored around the clock. I believe they are safe and effective. I would have no issues living close to a reactor.