Aerial Photographs of Nuclear Power Generating Stations

© aerialarchives.com aerial photograph Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant AHLB4674 BB62JY
Aerial view of Diablo Canyon
Nuclear Power Plant which uses
Seawater from the Pacific Ocean for Cooling
and is constructed directly over a fault line
Avila Beach, California
Image ID: AHLB4674
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Aerial Archives collection includes a number of aerial photographs of nuclear power generating stations. To view thumbnails of aerial photographs of nuclear power plants available for immediate online license, please consult aerial photographs of nuclear power plants.

The Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant uses seawater from the Pacific Ocean for secondary cooling and is constructed directly over one fault line and near a second one. PG&E's application to relicense the Diablo Canyon plant is currently being scrutinized in response to growing concern arising from Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant disaster. The plant was upgraded to withstand a magnitude 7.5 earthquake after the discovery of the nearby Hosgri fault which generated a 7.1 magnitude earthquake in 1927. This aerial photograph shows the two Westinghouse designed pressurized water nuclear reactors and seawater being returned to the Pacific Ocean. Issues concerning the use of seawater for cooling include the possible ingestion of kelp (the plant is throttled back during storms to mitigate this problem) and the possible ingestion of sea life (in 2008 one of the two units was taken off line because of a rapid influx of jellyfish at the water intake). The plant has been the subject to several legal challenges and protests, and in 1981 1900 activists were arrested at the plant during two weeks--the the largest number of arrests in the history of the United States anti nuclear movement. The nuclear power plant is located at Avila Beach, San Luis Obisopo County, California. Its seismic sensors are designed to shut down the plant in the event of a significant geological event.

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Aerial Photographs of Nuclear Power Plant Cooling Towers

© aerialarchives.com aerial photograph Hope Creek nuclear power plant BNTJF1 AHLB5957
Aerial Photograph of Water Vapor being Released from
the Cooling Tower at the Hope Creek Nuclear Generating Station
Lower Alloways Creek Township, New Jersey
Image ID: AHLB5262
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The Hope Creek Nuclear Power Generating Station is a themal nuclear power plant which has one GE boiling water reactor.

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Aerial Photographs of San Onofre Nuclear Power Generating Station

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Aerial view of San Onofre
Nuclear Power Generating Station
with its Spherical Containment Buildings Around the Reactors
Pacific Coast
northwestern San Diego county, California
Image ID: AHLB7853
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The San Onfore Nuclear Power Generating Station is a nuclear power plant that is operated by Southern California Edison. Its pressurized water reactors use seawater for cooling. The Westinghouse pressured water reactor at the station has been decommissioned and is used for spent fuel. Two additional Combustion Engineering reactors generate electricity at the plant.

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Aerial Photographs of Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant

© aerialarchives.com aerial photograph Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant California AHLB5108 B3MWGP
Aerial view of Diablo Canyon
Nuclear Power Plant
Avila Beach, California
Image ID: AHLB5108
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