Caorso Nuclear Power Plant

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Caorso Nuclear Power Plant
Carso NPP 1.jpg
Outside view of the plant, 2005
Caorso Nuclear Power Plant is located in Italy
Caorso Nuclear Power Plant
Location of Caorso Nuclear Power Plant
Coordinates45°04′19″N 9°52′20″E / 45.07206°N 9.87214°E / 45.07206; 9.87214Coordinates: 45°04′19″N 9°52′20″E / 45.07206°N 9.87214°E / 45.07206; 9.87214
StatusBeing decommissioned
Construction began1968–1970
Commission dateJanuary 1, 1970
Decommission date1990
Nuclear power station
Reactor typeBWR
Power generation
Units decommissioned1 × 860 MW
Nameplate capacity860 MW

Caorso Nuclear Power Plant was a nuclear power plant at Caorso in Italy. It featured a single Boiling Water Reactor, a BWR 4 with a Mark II-Containment from General Electric, with an electrical net output of 860 MW, used low-enriched uranium as fuel, was moderated and cooled by normal light water.

It operated from 1981 until 1990, when it was closed following the referendum of November 1987. It was by far the most modern and in terms of capacity biggest nuclear power plant to go online in Italy.


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