Many countries have decided to shut down their nuclear power stations since the recent nuclear disaster in Fukushima, Japan. Others, like China and South Korea, still rely on the advantages of nuclear power. The power stations that are currently under construction however will not enter the next top 10 list regarding their proposed capacity.
Nuclear energy is a relative clean and safe method of obtaining energy in terms of carbon footprint. The problems however occur when things go wrong. Chernobyl and the surrounding land is a huge zone of alienation. The level of radiation is still too high to comfortably enjoy the woods and fields, although it is possible to organize day trips to the exclusion zone of Chernobyl.
As long as there is enough uranium it’s possible to obtain energy from nuclear power, despite the risks. So which are the largest nuclear power stations to date, where do they operate and what’s their capacity in Megawatts (MW). Here’s a top 10 list largest nuclear power stations!
Top 10 largest nuclear power stations
- Fukushima II Nuclear Power Plant, Japan – 4,268 MW
- Ōi Nuclear Power Plant, Japan – 4,494 MW
- Cattenom Nuclear Power Plant, France – 5,200 MW
- Paluel Nuclear Power Plant, France – 5,320 MW
- Gravelines Nuclear Power Plant, France – 5,460 MW
- Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant, Ukraine – 5,700 MW
- Ulchin Nuclear Power Plant, South Korea – 5,873 MW
- Yeonggwang Nuclear Power Station, South Korea – 5,875 MW
- Bruce Nuclear Generating Station, Canada – 6,234 MW
- Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Plant, Japan – 7,965 MW
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