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Shippingport, Pennsylvania

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Shippingport is a borough in western Beaver County, Pennsylvania, United States, located along the Ohio River. The population was 159 at the 2020 census. It is part of the Pittsburgh metropolitan area. Shippingport is home to the Beaver Valley Nuclear Power Station, and formerly the Bruce Mansfield Power Plant and Shippingport Atomic Power Station, the world's first full-scale atomic electric power plant devoted exclusively to peacetime uses. Nuclear energy Shippingport is the site of the United States' first commercial nuclear power plant, the Shippingport Atomic Power Station, which began operation in 1957. Although the original Shippingport reactor was decommissioned in 1982, the Beaver Valley Nuclear Power Station Units 1 and 2 from the same site have been in operation since 1976 and 1987, respectively. Geography Shippingport is located in west-central Beaver County at (40.623594, -80.424691), on the south side of the Ohio R
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