Beznau Nuclear Power Plant

Type: Pressurised water reactor

Start of commercial operations: 1969/1972

Nominal thermal output of each reactor: 1130 MW

Gross electrical output: 380 MWe

Net electrical output: 365 MWe


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An international panel of experts supported the Swiss Federal Nuclear Safety Inspectorate ENSI in assessing Axpo’s safety case for the Beznau 1 reactor pressure vessel. In an interview, the chair of the review panel Tim Williams explains why they support the conclusion that Beznau 1 may be restarted. The IRP has been following Axpo’s safety […]

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