Nuclear- Today’s Plants
HOW OLD ARE U.S. NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS AND WHEN WAS THE LAST ONE BUILT?
STATE NUCLEAR PROFILES
Data for 2010 | Release Date: April 26, 2012 |
The Rise of Nuclear Power
The principles of nuclear power were formulated by physicists in the early 20th century. In 1939, German scientists discovered the process of fission, triggering a race with American scientists to use the incredible power of fission to create a bomb.…Read more>>
The Fall of Nuclear Power
After absorbing as many losses as they could, manufacturers ended turnkey offers. By the 1970s, about 200 plants were built, under construction or planned. But a number of factors conspired to end the nuclear boom.
First, cost overruns revealed the true cost of nuclear plants. Once utilities began building the plants as their own projects, their lack of experience with…Read more>>
Five Years of Building the Next Generation of Reactors
…CASL operates as an Energy Innovation Hub that brings together teams of top scientists and engineers from academia, industry, and national laboratories to collaborate and overcome the most critical known barriers to achieving national climate and energy goals — goals that have proven resistant to solutions via the normal research and development paradigm….Read more>>
NUCLEAR GENERATION BY COUNTRY
GOT WATER? NUCLEAR POWER PLANT COOLING WATER NEEDS
Got Water? explains the cooling water needs of nuclear power plants and describes the various methods used to meet those needs. In addition, this 14-page illustrated backgrounder summarizes some of the problems nuclear power plants have encountered when the insatiable cooling water needs were unmet….Learn more>>
To read the PDF click here>> http://www.ucsusa.org/assets/documents/nuclear_power/20071204-ucs-brief-got-water.pdf