Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Plant - Wikipedia

The Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Plant (柏崎刈羽原子力発電所, Kashiwazaki-Kariwa genshiryoku-hatsudensho, Kashiwazaki-Kariwa NPP) is a large, modern (housing the world's first ABWR) nuclear power plant on a 4.2-square-kilometer (1,038 acres) site including land in the towns of Kashiwazaki and Kariwa in Niigata Prefecture, Japan on the coast of the Sea of Japan, from where it gets

Nuclear power plant - Wikipedia

A nuclear power plant or nuclear power station is a thermal power station in which the heat source is a nuclear reactor.As it is typical of thermal power stations, heat is used to generate steam that drives a steam turbine connected to a generator that produces electricity.As of 23 April 2014, the IAEA report there are 449 nuclear power reactors in operation operating in 31 countries.