Würgassen nuclear power plant is located on the upper reaches of the River Weser between Bad Karlshafen and Beverungen. It was commissioned in 1971.
The plant was shut down for economic reasons in early 1997. Nuclear decommissioning and dismantling of the entire plant was successfully completed in 2014. It makes Würgassen the first power reactor decommission project to be fully completed. In the course of decommissioning, the operator has gained considerable dismantling experience which will be invaluable for future decommissioning projects. The plant is currently being operated as an interim storage site.
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Würgassen was the first nuclear power plant in Germany to be used only for commercial purposes. Until its closure it generated a total of 72.9 billion kW/h of electricity.
Operator: PreussenElektra GmbH
Owner: E.ON Kernkraft GmbH (100%)
The plant is being operated as an interim storage site.