|Springfield Power Plant|
|Name||Springfield Power Plant|
The plant is notorious for being poorly maintained, largely due to owner Charles Montgomery Burns' miserliness and safety inspector Homer Simpson's incompetence. A surprise inspection found 342 violations with an estimated $56 million required to bring the plant up to code, money which Burns refused to spend. Notable safety violations that have been seen include 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 a horrific giant spider. The Emergency Exits are simply painted on. The core of the reactor is a Fissionator 1952 Slow-Fission Reactor. The plant has come close to meltdowns multiple times, but has always avoided catastrophe, often due to Homer's blind luck.
Security is also shown to be lax, as a ten-year-old spy from Albania disguised as a foreign exchange student named Adil took pictures and got information of the plant simply by asking Homer for a tour. Numerous times, the Simpson family have been able to break in easily, on many occasions shown to have keys hidden under fake rocks (on one occasion one even being shown inside).
- There is a sewer system underneath the power plant which didn't appear on the show. It features many puzzles for the player to do.