Picture: Nuclear Power Plant Isar II

Nuclear Power

Germany's amended Nuclear Energy Act in 2011 mandated the immediate shutdown of eight NPPs and significantly curtailed the operating lives of the remaining nine.

Further Information
Picture: Reactor Types

Different Types

We operate two kinds of nuclear power plant in both Germany and Sweden: pressurized-water reactors and boiling-water reactors.

Reactor Types
Picture: Nuclear fission

How it works

In our nuclear power plants, self-sustaining fission reactions are not possible without water as a moderator.

Nuclear Fission
Picture: Final Storage

Disposal Issue

The peaceful use of nuclear energy produces low- and intermediate-level radioactive waste, in research and medicine, as well as in the operation of nuclear power plants; the last also produces high-level waste. They have to be permanently disposed of in deep geological formations.

Permanent disposal