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[cdn-nucl-l] Brunswick Nuclear Plant sets world record
Posted in The Business Journal on January 22, 2002 and at:
Not bad, but can't touch Pickering's overall record :)
Brunswick Nuclear Plant sets world record
CP&L's Brunswick Nuclear Plant in Southport has set a new world record
for the continuous operation of a light water reactor nuclear power
At 4:36 p.m. on Monday, Brunswick Plant Unit 1 surpassed the 668-day
continuous run record that had been set by the Three Mile Island Plant
in 1999. Breaking this record means that the Brunswick Plant now holds
the world record for operating a light water reactor without a shutdown.
The Brunswick Plant operates on a two-year fuel cycle. Each spring, one
of the plant's reactors is taken out of service for about one month to
refuel it and perform maintenance. Unit 1, which is adding to the world
record every day it continues to operate, is scheduled to begin a
refueling and maintenance upgrade outage in early March 2002.
The facility generated 13,843,547 megawatt-hours of electricity in 1991
-- producing 25 percent of CP&L's electricity.
Worldwide, there are 431 nuclear power plants located in 31 countries.
Light water reactors are in operation in nearly 350 of these plants.