Nuclear Power Plants

Introduction

There are presently 99 nuclear power plants licensed to operate in the United States. They are exclusively of two types, boiling-water nuclear reactors (BWR) and pressurized-water nuclear reactors (PWR). Of those 99, 65 are PWR's and 34 are BWR's. Together, they generate approximately 20% of the electricity used in the U.S.

Pressurized Water Reactor

Pressurized Water Reactor
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Boiling Water Reactor

Boiling Water Reactor
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