The Grohnde Nuclear Power Plant is located in Hamelin-Pyrmont in Lower Saxony. It has one reactor that uses 193 fuel assemblies and utilizes both enriched uranium and MOX fuel. In 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1990 and 1998 the reactor produced the most net electricity for the respective year than any other reactor in the world. The plant is of the pressurized water reactor type, using four water based coolant cycles, kept under high pressure. About 80,000 people live within 10 km of the plant. The next big cities are Hanover, , Hildesheim, , Paderborn and Bielefeld, - a total of more than a million people within 60 km.
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