Nuclear energy, also called as atomic energy is an energy that is released in significant amounts in processes that affect atomic nuclei, the dense cores of atoms. Nuclear energy is a zero pollutant emission energy forming process however nuclear reaction produce harmful radioactive substance which need to be disposed carefully.
There are over 400 power reactors in the world. Nuclear power plant establishing race started in early 70s and was a major energy producing activity till 90s. World moved its focus toward renewable energy from late 90 as nuclear energy production comes along with larger responsibilities of radio active matter disposal and we seen few manmade super disaster during nuclear energy production. 1986’s nuclear accident of Chernobyl is one among such accidents which pushed energy production race toward more sustainable and less harmful sources.
Below is the list of world’s top 10 nuclear power plants based on their energy production capacity.
|S.N||Name of Nuclear Plant||Capacity||Established In||Location|
|1||Kashiwazaki-Kariwa||8,212 MWh||1980||Niigata prefecture, Japan|
|2||Uljin||6,157 MWh||1983||Gyeongsangbuk-do province, South Korea|
|3||Yonggwang||6,137 MWh||1981||Yonggwang, South Korea|
|4||Zaporizhzhia||6,000 MWh||1980||Enerhodar, Ukraine|
|5||Gravelines||5,706 MWh||1974||Gravelines, France|
|6||Paluel||5,528 MWh||1977||Normandy, France|
|7||Cattenom||5,448 MWh||1979||Cattenom, France|
|8||Bruce||5,090 MWh||1971||Inverhuron & Tiverton, Canada|
|10||Fukushima Daiichi||4,696 MWh||1971||Okuma, Japan|