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 brunswick Nuclear Power Plant, United States

 brunswick Nuclear Power Plant, United States

The Brunswick nuclear power plant is a nuclear power plant that produces electricity in the Atlantic Ocean, just north of the city of Southport in Brunswick County on the south coast of the state of North Carolina in the United States. The last two reactors of the nuclear power plant were approved for commissioning in 1975 and 1977. The maximum installed power is 1,875 MW, and the annual production in 2007 was approximately 15.02 TWh of power.

The plant is owned by Progress Energy. It has a total of two reactors that are in operation, each with an average maximum power of 933 megawatts. After today's concessions, the production of the reactors will cease in 2034 and 2036.

Local Population

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission defines two emergency planning zones around the nuclear power plants: an area of exposure path of plumes with a radius of 10 miles (16 km), which is mainly concerned with the exposure and inhalation of pollution radioactive in the air and an ingestion path zone of about 50 miles (80 km), is primarily concerned with the ingestion of food and liquids contaminated by radioactivity.

According to an analysis of the US Census data UU From, the US population In 2010, 16 kilometers (16 km) of Brunswick was 36,413, an increase of 105.3 percent in a decade. The 2010 US population at 50 miles (80 km) was 468,953, an increase of 39.6 percent since 2000. Cities less than 50 miles include Wilmington (18 miles to the city center).

Reactor typeBoiling Water Nuclear Reactor (BWR)
Reactor modelBWR-4 (Mark 1)
Grid connection1976-12-04
OwnerProgress Energy Carolinas, Inc.
OperatorProgress Energy
CountryUnited States
ZoneSouthport, North Carolina

Published: January 6, 2013
Last review: November 19, 2018

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