On March 11, 2011 in Fukushima occurred one of the worst nuclear accidents in history after the Chernobyl nuclear accident.
A 8.9 magnitude earthquake off the northwest coast of Japan and a subsequent tsunami severely affected Dahiichi Fukushima nuclear plant on the northeast coast of Japan.
At the time of the nuclear accident at the Fukushima reactors had 6. Reactors 1, 2 and 3 were operating while nuclear reactors 4, 5 and 6 were unemployed for maintenance.
After the earthquake Fukushima reactors that were still running is automatically stopped. To cool the reactors,…
A nuclear power plant is a facility for obtaining electrical energy using nuclear energy.
Its operation is similar to that of a thermal power plant or that of a solar thermal plant: from a source of energy thermodynamics is used to obtain heat, with the heat to get steam and with the steam to drive a turbine that will generate electricity.
The difference between the different types of electrical installations is in the energy source: a nuclear power plant uses the heat released in the nuclear fission reactions of certain atoms, in a thermal power station the heat source (thermal…
The nuclear moratorium supposed blocking 5 projects of nuclear power plants that had approved the 7 (and some insiders) in Spain. The National Energy Plans and Nuclear Moratorium
In 1983 he drafted a National Energy Plan in qual nuclear energy in Spain was hit hard.
To bring national electricity production to energy demand and adjust prices of the Congreos Diputoado in June 1984 approved the 1983 National Energy Plan (PEN-83).
The nuclear stop was the main novelty of the PEN-83 that was slowing building program of nuclear power.
What reasons provoaron the…
In nuclear energy, we refer to nuclear accident to those incidents that emit a certain level of radiation, which could harm public health.
Nuclear accidents are classified as nuclear accidents and incidents depending on the severity´s level. In this classification nuclear accidents and radioactive accidents are included. To understand the difference between these two types of accidents, a nuclear accident could be the failure of a reactor of a nuclear power plant and a radiation accident could be when pouring a radiation source to a river.
Despite the known nuclear…
The nuclear power plant is located on the Mediterranean Sea, in the town of Vandellos II, in the province Tarragona. National participation in the construction and supply of equipment accounted for more than 89% of the total, which represented the highest percentage achieved in Spain for such projects.
The whole plant, which has a pressurized water reactor consists of several main buildings: the containment building, fuel and auxiliary turbine building. It is also equipped with a water intake pipe cooling of the plant, consisting of reinforced concrete caissons, which juts out into the…
The Cattenom Nuclear Power Plant is a nuclear power plant located in France. It is currently operated by Electricité de France (EDF). Geographically it is located in Lorraine, in the town of Cattenom, on the Moselle banks between Thionville and Trier. The cities of Luxembourg, Arlon, and Metz are very close to the nuclear power plant.
Luxembourg, Saarland and Belgium demanded closure of the plant. In spite of this, there is a project under way to extend its useful life until 2025. Characteristics of the Cattenom nuclear power plant
The Cattenom nuclear plant is a nuclear…
Nuclear Power Plant Vandellós I is a nuclear power graphite-gas which began operating in 1972. It was part of the group of nuclear power plants first generation in Spain, forming the Zorita nuclear power station, Santa Mª de Garoña and Vandellós I nuclear power plant was owned by the Spanish-French company HIFRENSA (Hispano-French Electricity).
The Laguna Verde nuclear power plant is a nuclear power generation in the town of Punta Limón the municipality of Alto Lucero, in the state of Veracruz in Mexico. It is the only nuclear power plant in Mexico.
Currently the plant is owned by the Federal Electricity Commission.
The Mexican nuclear power plant has two nuclear reactors of 1634MW each, bringing the total installed capacity in the plant is 1634 MW.
The Laguna Verde nuclear power plant is certified by the nuclear regulatory agency of Mexico, the National Commission of Nuclear Safety and Safeguards.
The Embalse nuclear power plant is a central power generation, located near the city of Embalse, province of Cordoba in Argentina.
In addition to power generation has other applications in nuclear medicine because thanks to their recharge nuclear fuel during operation, is also used to generate isotopes for medical applications, such as cobalt 60
From the point of view of the capacity of power generation, nuclear power plant reservoir has a capacity of 648 MWe gross power.
The operator is Nucleoeléctrica Argentina S.A. since 1994. Chronology of the construction…
Mexico is rich in hydrocarbon resources and is a net exporter of energy. Country's interest in nuclear energy is based on the need to reduce their dependence on these sources of energy. In recent years, Mexico's energy is increasingly dependent on natural gas.
The energy growth was very rapid in the 1990s, but then stabilized for a few years. Since 2007 expected new growth in demand for electricity to an average rate of almost 6% per year. In 2007, we generated 257 million kWh. Supply Origin is varied electric, gas 126 TWh (49%), oil of 52 TWh (20%), coal 32 TWh (12.5%) and hydroelectric…
Electricity consumption in Argentina has grown strongly since 1990. Per capita consumption was just over 2,000 kWh / year in 2002 and increased to over 2,600 kWh / year in 2007. Gross production of electricity in 2007 was 115 million kWh, 54% from gas, 27% hydro, 9.4% oil, a 2.2% from coal, and 6.3% (7.2 million kWh) of nuclear origin. In 2008, nuclear energy provides more than 6.8 million kWh of electricity - about 6.2% of total electricity generation.
In Argentina, the electricity production is largely privatized, and is regulated by the ENRE (National Regulatory Authority for Electricity).…