Leibstadt Nuclear Power Plant

Type: Boiling water reactor BWR/6

Start of commercial operations: 1984

Nominal thermal output of reactor: 3600 MW

Gross electrical output: 1285 MWe

Net electrical output: 1233 MWe


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Heat is generated in the reactor as a result of nuclear fission. To guarantee optimum cooling of the fuel rods, their cladding tubes must always be covered with a film of water. If they are not completely covered with water in specific areas, this is referred to as “dryout”.

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