Friday, April 23, 2010
Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station
This is one of the three generating units at the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station located about 45 miles west of Phoenix (and the place that has monopolized most of my time in the past six months). It is currently the largest nuclear generation facility in the United States. Nuclear plants require a lot of water and are often located adjacent to a large body of above-ground water. What makes this plant in the desert unique is that it uses treated sewage of several nearby cities to meet its cooling needs.
Photos are not allowed on site so I had to take this from inside the car on Wintersburg Road.