Grafenrheinfeld

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Grafenrheinfeld
Coat of arms of Grafenrheinfeld
Coat of arms
Grafenrheinfeld   is located in Germany
Grafenrheinfeld
Grafenrheinfeld
Location of Grafenrheinfeld within Schweinfurt district
Grafenrheinfeld in SW.svg
Coordinates: 50°0′N 10°12′E / 50.000°N 10.200°E / 50.000; 10.200Coordinates: 50°0′N 10°12′E / 50.000°N 10.200°E / 50.000; 10.200
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Unterfranken
District Schweinfurt
Government
 • Mayor Walter Weinig
Area
 • Total 11.35 km2 (4.38 sq mi)
Elevation 208 m (682 ft)
Population (2016-12-31)[1]
 • Total 3,415
 • Density 300/km2 (780/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 97506
Dialling codes 09723
Vehicle registration SW
Website www.grafenrheinfeld.de

Grafenrheinfeld is a municipality in the district of Schweinfurt in Bavaria, Germany. The municipality is home to the nuclear power station, Grafenrheinfeld, which opened in 1982.

Grafenrheinfeld Nuclear Power Station[edit]

The nuclear power station Grafenrheinfeld (short: KKG - not to confused with the similarly abbreviated nuclear power station Goesgen in Switzerland) is located south of Schweinfurt at the Main. Commencement of construction was 1974, start-up took place 1981. It consists of a 3rd Generation pressurized water reactor ("pre-Konvoi") with an electrical output of 1345 MW. Operator is the E.ON nuclear power GmbH headquartered in Hanover. The two cooling towers with a height of 143 m are visible from far away. The nuclear power station was "power station world champion" in both years 1984 and 1985. In the much discussed anti-nuclear power novel "Die Wolke" by Gudrun Pausewang, a fictitious nuclear disaster occurs at Grafenrheinfeld, releasing a radioactive cloud which pollutes much of Germany. In the film of the same name, a fictitious plant name is used. Temporary storage facilities for depleted core fuel elements at the location went into use on 1 March 2006.

KFU-Mast[edit]

The KFU (nuclear reactor remote control, German Kernenergiefernüberwachung) mast Grafenrheinfeld is a guyed steel framework mast for the measurement of meteorological parameters and environmental radioactivity. It is visible for a long distance and is outside of the plant area approximately 750 meters south the power station. The KFU-mast is 164 meters high and was built in 1977/78.

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