July 2006
Ecologist;Jul/Aug2006, Vol. 36 Issue 6, p42
The article offers information on building a nuclear power station. A nuclear power station is not a singular building. It is a facility comprising of around 10 auxiliary buildings, which act as the central nervous system for the reactor. Firm foundations are required for a building that has to surpass an 'Acts of God' insurance policy for at least 100 years. It also pays for it to be built close to a plentiful water supply, as it requires 30 million gallons daily to act as a coolant to stop generators overheating and prevent catastrophic meltdown. Millions of tonnes of steel and concrete need to be manufactured and delivered to the site. The environmental impact such as climate changes will be immense. Building a nuclear power plant is a complicated process.


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