Hainan Southwest Power Station 海南西南部电厂  18°32′16″N 108°40′58″E / 18.53778°N 108.68278°E / 18.53778; 108.68278 ( Hainan Southwest Power
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Testing and deployment of nuclear weapons. Nuclear weapons have been used twice in war, both times by the United States against Japan near the end of World War II.On August 6, 1945, the U.S. Army Air Forces detonated a uranium gun-type fission bomb nicknamed "Little Boy" over the Japanese city of Hiroshima; three days later, on August 9, the U.S. Army Air Forces detonated a plutonium implosion ...
The station produces a yearly average of 25 million kilowatt-hours per day, sufficient to power a city the size of Boston. Nuclear power is the use of nuclear reactions to produce electricity. Nuclear power can be obtained from nuclear fission, nuclear decay and nuclear fusion reactions.
The United States is one of the five nuclear weapons states with a declared nuclear arsenal under the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT), of which it was an original drafter and signatory on 1 July 1968 (ratified 5 March 1970). All signatories of the NPT agreed to refrain from aiding in nuclear weapons proliferation to ...
A nuclear power plant (sometimes abbreviated as NPP) is a thermal power station in which the heat source is a nuclear reactor.As is typical of thermal power stations, heat is used to generate steam that drives a steam turbine connected to a generator that produces electricity.
The State of Israel is widely believed to possess nuclear weapons.Estimates of Israel's stockpile range between 80 and 400 nuclear warheads, and the country is believed to possess the ability to deliver them in several methods, including by aircraft; as submarine-launched cruise missiles; and the Jericho series of intermediate to intercontinental range ballistic missiles.
The People's Republic of China has developed and possesses weapons of mass destruction, including chemical and nuclear weapons. The first of China's nuclear weapons tests took place in 1964, and its first hydrogen bomb test occurred in 1967. Tests continued until 1996, when China signed the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT).