What would happen if Koeberg explodes?
If Koeberg melted down, the immediate area would have to be isolated. If the resulting melted radioactive material (called corium) gets into the groundwater, there may be serious problems. But nuclear reactors are built to contain themselves – some of the reactors at Fukushima have melted down, but are still contained.
Why was Koeberg built in Duynefontein?
The Duynefontein site, where Koeberg is located, was chosen for a variety of reasons, not least the ability to connect to the national transmission network and the availability of cold sea water for cooling the steam that drives the massive turbines.
What will happen if a nuclear power plant blows up?
No immediate health effects would be expected in the general public from a nuclear power plant accident. That is because the amount of radiation present would be too small to cause immediate injury or illness. However, there is a risk of long-term health effects. Cancer may develop many years after the exposure.
Are nuclear power stations more environmentally friendly than coal fired power stations?
Nuclear power releases less radiation into the environment than any other major energy source. Second, nuclear power plants operate at much higher capacity factors than renewable energy sources or fossil fuels. Third, nuclear power releases less radiation into the environment than any other major energy source.
What are the best things to do in Duynefontein?
The Atlantic Beach Golf Course is an 18 hole Links-style course that lies only 700m off the Ocean and provides keen Golfers with exciting challen… Ratanga Junction features over 30 attractions, the most exciting being the Cobra roller coaster. There are also plenty of tamer rides for childre…
What kind of damage does a nuclear explosion cause?
Nuclear Explosion Nuclear explosions can cause significant damage and casualties from blast, heat, and radiation but you can keep your family safe by knowing what to do and being prepared if it occurs. A nuclear weapon is a device that uses a nuclear reaction to create an explosion.
When is fallout the most dangerous after a nuclear explosion?
Fallout is most dangerous in the first few hours after the detonation when it is giving off the highest levels of radiation. It takes time for fallout to arrive back to ground level, often more than 15 minutes for areas outside of the immediate blast damage zones.