Recycling something very big

What do you do with an unwanted nuclear reactor plant?

Construction of SNR-300 began in 1972 near Kalkar, Germany and was completed in 1985. In the meantime, however, public opinion turned against nuclear power, and the plant never went into operation.

A Dutch businessman found a unique use for it, transforming it into an amusement park. Wunderland Kalkar is the only park where visitors can climb a nuclear reactor cooling tower, or take a swing ride inside it.

I don’t care much for amusement parks, but that would be an interesting one to visit.

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2 Responses to Recycling something very big

  1. modestypress says:

    We used to live near a nuclear plant (frightening my wife inordinately) called [perhaps appropriately) “Trojan.” (in Oregon) I went on a tour of the plant once. The plant was eventually decommisioned. The disposal was enormously expensive. “It is expected that demolition of the plant will cost approximately $230,000,000. This cost includes the termination of the plant possession-only license, conventional demolition of the building and continuing cost for storage of used nuclear fuel.” [Wikipedia].

  2. Karen O says:

    Here’s an interesting, brief, article from The Economost about a proposed Napoleon theme park…

    http://www.economist.com/node/21542822

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