Monday, October 29, 2007

Visiting a Swedish Nuclear Power Plant


While Sweden might have passed a referendum to phase out its nuclear generating capacity back in 1980, that hasn't stopped 3 million Swedes -- fully one-third of the country's population -- from taking a visit to one of the nation's nuclear power plants.

2 comments:

Karen Street said...

Is there some reason why more school trips aren't arranged to nuclear power plants in the US?

Stephen said...

There is a nuclear power plant near me which has something of a visitor center, but unfortionately, no public "tours" The best they can do is for groups and pre-arangements they offer a tour of the "training" control room which is a mockup of the real one.

I think it's a federal regulation thing. After 9/11 they posted M-16 toating guards.

It's sad, because I'd love to get a chance to see the reactor and such up close, but we live in a society where even getting a tour of the airport is going to raise some eyebrows. Oh well..