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French Equivalent: Centrale nucléaire

A nuclear power plant is a facility that converts atomic energy into usable power. In a nuclear electric power plant, heat produced by a reactor is generally used to drive a turbine which in turn drives an electric generator.

Source Publication:
Glossary of Environment Statistics, Studies in Methods, Series F, No. 67, United Nations, New York, 1997.

Statistical Theme: Energy statistics

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Wednesday, July 31, 2002