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nuclear power plant

[′nü·klē·ər ′pau̇·ər ‚plant]
(mechanical engineering)
A power plant in which nuclear energy is converted into heat for use in producing steam for turbines, which in turn drive generators that produce electric power. Also known as atomic power plant.
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Two large sized nuclear power plants, K-2 and K-3 are under construction near Karachi and are scheduled to be operational in 2020 and 2021 respectively, adding another 2,200 MW to the national grid.
The Russian company said that it would help the AEOI to begin building its second nuclear power plant in Bushehr in 2015.
The decision on the type of reactor for future nuclear power plant has not been made yet.
The new nuclear power plant in Karachi will be built according to latest technology and will have no harmful affects on the surrounding areas.
There may be more than one nuclear power plants (-) Their construction is not going to be cheap.
By contrast, nuclear power plants with an installed capacity of over 1,900 megawatts of power can be built on 1500-acre site.
Muaro Marcelo, the manager of the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant, said in his presentation to the Japanese students that the Philippine facility was designed to withstand a magnitude-8 earthquake and still can even operate during a magnitude-7 quake.
At least half of all the nuclear power plants are located in three countries, namely United States, France and Japan, he said.
If existing nuclear power plants will be decommissioned on schedule, the MOEA will have to look for alternative energy to fill up with the gap of power supply and keep up electricity prices at a rational level.
Skeptics still harbor many of the objections that have slowed or stopped the construction of new nuclear power plants, but rising concerns about the cost and security of energy supplies and global climate change have reframed the debate in terms more favorable for nuclear power advocates.
One of these describes potassium iodide as "an over-the-counter medication that can protect one part of the body--the thyroid--if a person is exposed to radioactive iodine released during a nuclear power plant emergency.
The Radiation and Public Health Project (RPHP), a nonprofit research center in New York City, recently released a study linking increased incidence of childhood cancers to areas near nuclear power plants.

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