How many nuclear power plants are in the world?

Answer The first nuclear power plants began operating in the 1950s. According to the World Nuclear Association, as of March 2009, there were 436 nuclear power plants operating worldwide in 30 different co... Read More »

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What nuclear power station was the site of the world's worst nuclear power plant accident in 1986?

The world's worst nuclear disaster occurred at the Chernobyl power plant in April 1986. The plant was located in Ukraine in the former Soviet Union. A power surge led to explosions that blew the to... Read More »

How many nuclear power plants are there worldwide?

There are 438 nuclear power plants operating worldwide. As of March 2010, there are an additional 61 power plants under construction throughout the world. The United States boasts nearly one quar... Read More »

Is graphite used for nuclear power plants?

Graphite is used in some nuclear plants as a moderator, a material used to slow nuclear reactions, actually allowing more fission to occur. The UK's AGR and Magnox reactors and Russian RBMK reactor... Read More »

Who protects our nuclear power plants?

According to CNN, protection for our nuclear power plants is managed by private security personnel. As mandated by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, each facility is required to be staffed by 20 s... Read More »