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 How much power does a nuclear power plant generate?

Answer The Energy Information Administration states that the average nuclear power plant in the United States produced 12.4 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity in 2008. All together, the nuclear power p... 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 »
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What is the power output of a typical nuclear power plant?

According to the World Nuclear Association, as of July 1, 2010 the United States had 104 nuclear power plants that produced 101,263 MWe per year. That averages to 973.68 MWe per year per plant.Refe... Read More »
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How many megawatts of power does a nuclear power plant produce?

Each nuclear power plant produces a different amount of megawatts, based on the design of the plant. The capacity of nuclear power plants in the United States in 2008 ranged from 482 megawatts at t... Read More »
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What nuclear reaction takes place in a nuclear power plant?

The nuclear reaction that takes place in a nuclear power plant is nuclear fission. Fission is the process of splitting an atom in order to release energy. The element most commonly used for this pr... Read More »
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