Unterweser Nuclear Power Plant

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Unterweser Nuclear Power Plant
Kernkraftwerk Unterweser fotogrfiert von der Weser.jpg
Unterweser Nuclear Power Plant is located in Germany
Unterweser Nuclear Power Plant
Location of Unterweser Nuclear Power Plant
Country Germany
Coordinates 53°25′39.72″N 8°28′48.71″E / 53.4277000°N 8.4801972°E / 53.4277000; 8.4801972Coordinates: 53°25′39.72″N 8°28′48.71″E / 53.4277000°N 8.4801972°E / 53.4277000; 8.4801972
Construction began July 1, 1972
Commission date September 29, 1978
Operator(s) E.ON
Power generation
Units operational 1 × 1,410 MW
Annual generation 8,891
Website
Official site

The nuclear power station Unterweser is a nuclear power plant in Kleinensiel (Municipality of Stadland), close to Nordenham.

When it first started up, it was the largest nuclear reactor in the world. It has 193 fuel assemblies. In 2004, the measured radioactivity released into the air amounted to 3.8 TBq/a for all radionuclides, and 14 TBq/a in the water.

Unterweser was one of the seven reactors shut down on 17 March 2011 (although actual shutdown was several days later) pending the results of a three-month moratorium on nuclear power. On 30 May 2011, the German government announced that Unterweser would not be returning to operation following the moratorium and would be decommissioned.

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