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

Answer 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 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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What device in a nuclear power plant creates nuclear energy?

Nuclear power plants contain reactors, which are the devices that create the nuclear energy. The plants use the heat generated by the reactors to vaporize water which then rotates turbines to creat... 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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