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Coordinates 55°44′40″N 12°55′15″E / 55.74444°N 12.92083°E / 55.74444; 12.92083Coordinates: 55°44′40″N 12°55′15″E / 55.74444°N 12.92083°E / 55.74444; 12.92083
Construction began 1969
Commission date May 15, 1975
Decommission date Reactor 1: November 30, 1999 Reactor 2: May 31, 2005
Operator(s) Barseback Kraft AB
Reactors decom. 2 x 615 MW
Power generation information
Annual generation 3,572 GW·h
Net generation 187,018 GW·h
As of August 1, 2007
Barsebäck is a closed nuclear power plant in Sweden, which is situated in Barsebäck, Kävlinge Municipality, Skåne. Located just 20 kilometers from the Danish capital, Copenhagen, the Danish government pressed for its closure during its entire lifetime. As a result of the Swedish nuclear power phase-out, its two reactors have now been closed. The first reactor, Barsebäck 1, was closed November 30, 1999, and the second, Barsebäck 2, ceased operations May 31, 2005.
Land for the plant was bought in 1965 by the energy company Sydkraft, and the first of the two BWR reactors was ordered from Asea-Atom in 1969. Unit one first attained criticality on January 18, 1975 and commercial operation began on May 15. The second reactor attained criticality in March 21, 1977 and commercial operation began on June 12. Following a decision in the Parliament in 1997, the Government of Sweden decided that the first reactor was to close July 1, 1998, and the second July 1, 2001. Due to the operator's appeal of the decision, the closure was postponed. The destruction of the facility will await the construction of a storage facility, scheduled to be ready by 2020.
At the time of closure, each reactor had a capacity of 600 megawatts. The plant was operated by Barsebäck Kraft AB, a subsidiary of Ringhals AB, owned by Vattenfall and Sydkraft.
The Fukusahima I Nuclear Power Plant (福島第一原子力発電所, Fukushima Dai-Ichi Genshiryoku Hatsudensho?, Fukushima I NPP), often referred to as Fukushima Dai-ichi (Dai-ichi simply means number 1), is a nuclear power plant located in the town of Okuma in the Futaba District of Fukushima Prefecture, Japan, first commissioned in 1971. The plant consists of six boiling water reactors. These light water reactors have a combined power of 4.7 GW, making Fukushima I one of the 15 largest nuclear power stations in the world. Fukushima I was the first nuclear plant to be constructed and run entirely by the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO). The plant suffered major damage from the 9.0 earthquake and subsequent tsunami that hit Japan on March 11, 2011, disabling the reactor cooling systems and triggering a widespread evacuation surrounding the plant.
The Fukushima II Nuclear Power Plant, 11.5 kilometres (7.1 mi) to the south, is also run by TEPCO.