Unterweser Nuclear Power Plant
|Unterweser Nuclear Power Plant|
Location of Unterweser Nuclear Power Plant in Germany
|Construction began||July 1, 1972|
|Commission date||September 29, 1978|
|Nuclear power station|
|Cooling source||Weser River|
|Units operational||1 × 1,410 MW|
|Average generation||8,891 GWh|
When it first started up, it was the largest nuclear reactor in the world. It has 193 fuel assemblies.
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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