Pfaffenhofen nuclear power plant

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Pfaffenhofen nuclear power plant
Pfaffenhofen nuclear power plant (Bavaria)
Pfaffenhofen nuclear power plant
Coordinates 48 ° 39 '13 "  N , 10 ° 42' 30"  E Coordinates: 48 ° 39 '13 "  N , 10 ° 42' 30"  E
Country: Germany
Owner: RWE energy
Operator: Bayernwerk
Project start: 1976
Shutdown: 1999

Planning set (gross):

2 (2630 MW)
Was standing: June 15, 2008
The data source of the respective entries can be found in the documentation .

The Pfaffenhofen nuclear power plant (abbreviation KRL , this stood for RWE-Lechwerk nuclear power plant) is an unrealized nuclear power plant project. The originally planned location was Rehling . Later it was to be built in Pfaffenhofen an der Zusam . Ultimately, the plan was rejected.


The nuclear power plant was planned for the first time at the Rehling site near Augsburg . During the planning phase, a cancer study was carried out in the vicinity of the Gundremmingen nuclear power plant, 30 kilometers away , which found that the cancer rate in Rehling was already slightly higher than the national average. Shortly after the planning began, the residents of the town had some objections to the nuclear power plant. Finally, it was decided not to build the power plant there and the planned location was relocated to Pfaffenhofen.

The nuclear power plant was to consist of two convoy pressurized water reactors from Kraftwerk Union and cost a total of six billion marks. It was planned that the nuclear power plant should go into operation in 1990. The location was only given up in 1999 by a cabinet decision. A new start of the approval procedure for the power plant would have been more time-saving.

Data of the reactor blocks

Two reactors were planned in the Pfaffenhofen nuclear power plant:

Reactor block Reactor type Net power Gross output Beginning of project planning Start of construction (planned) Project setting
Pfaffenhofen A Pressurized water reactor 1,238 MW 1,315 MW 1976 (1984) 1999
Pfaffenhofen B Pressurized water reactor 1,238 MW 1,315 MW 1976 (1984) 1999

Individual evidence

  1. Current, Studies on Cancer Rates Near Nuclear Power Plants
  2. Like a roller . In: Der Spiegel . No. 46 , 1977 ( online - Nov. 7, 1977 ).
  3. We the dirt . In: Der Spiegel . No. 36 , 1982 ( online - Sept. 6, 1982 ).
  4. Short study (PDF file; 474 kB)
  5. ^ The Pfaffenhofen nuclear power plant in the PRIS of the IAEA. Archived from the original on June 4, 2011 ; Retrieved June 17, 2008 .

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