Springfield Nuclear Power Plant

The Springfield Nuclear Power Plant is a nuclear power plant owned by Mr. Burns and the main source of power in Springfield. The plant, the core of which is a Fissionator 1952 Slow-Fission Reactor, is poor and badly maintained, largely due to owner Montgomery Burns' miserliness, (but also possibly because of safety inspector Homer Simpsons stupidity). It has over 342 violations and bringing the plant up to code would cost $56 million which Mr. Burns refuses to spend. Its safety record is appalling, with various episodes showing luminous rats in the bowels of the building, pipes and drums leaking radioactive waste, the disposal of waste in a children's playground, plutonium used as a paperweight, cracked cooling towers (fixed in one episode using a piece of chewing gum), skeletons in the basement, dangerously high Geiger counter readings around the perimeter of the plant, flashing red alert signs being ignored by employees, the creation of a mutant subspecies of three-eyed fish and even a giant spider. The emergency exits are simply painted on. The plant experienced several near meltdowns, though all of them were prevented by Homer, the safety inspector, once by picking a random button while closing his eyes.