Mühleberg Nuclear Power Plant (permanent shutdown)

Type: Boiling water reactor

Start of commercial operations: 1972

End of commercial operations: 2019

Nominal thermal output of reactor: 1097 MW

Gross electrical output: 372 MWe

Net electrical output: 355 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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Development and Research Work in the Field of Radiation Measurement Technology: this project deals with the verification and calibration of dosimetry systems and radiation measurement instruments. On the one hand, importance attaches to personal dosimetry, i.e. the measurement of the outer and inner radiation exposure for people. This field also covers measurements of the release […]

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