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Nuclear Power Plants

Gösgen

KKW Gösgen

A pressurised water reactor in the Gösgen nuclear power plant releases energy, which is headed and evaporated in a separate water cycle, generating steam to spin the turbines. The power station covers around 15 percent of Swiss electricity needs. Over the years the volume of electricity produced has increased by almost one fifth.

Leibstadt

Leibstadt nuclear power station

Since 1984, the Leibstadt nuclear power plant (KKL) has been responsible for producing around one sixth of the electricity consumed in Switzerland. The cooling tower is 144 meters high, and measures 120 meters in diameter at the base.