When was the chernobyl nuclear power plant built?

Answer Chernobyl was actually four reactors built at different times. According to the World Nuclear Association, the first two reactors of the Chernobyl Power Complex were completed in 1977. Final constr... Read More »

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When was the last nuclear power plant built?

From about 1977 on, the U.S. did not approve the construction of new power plants for nearly 30 years. As of 2010 however, new reactors are being built around the world, including in the U.S., Chi... Read More »

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 »

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 »

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 »