Got Water: Nuclear Power Plants on Water

Guest Blog | December 4, 2007 | Reports and Fact Sheets

Nuclear power plants are usually built on the shores of lakes, rivers, and oceans.1 This practice is not for the aesthetics such locales provide, but because the readily available water can absorb the waste heat produced by the plants. Nuclear power plants consume vast amounts of water…UCS-Got-Water-Brief-120407.pdf