Boiling and pressurized water reactors
The Philippsburg nuclear power plant in Germany is unique to gather on the same site two reactors belonging to the two main main families of second-generation reactors: pressurized water reactors and boiling water reactors. They both burn enriched uranium nuclear fuel. They use ordinary water - pressurized or boiling - to cool down the reactor core converting the heat into electricity and to slow the neutrons to sustain the fission reaction. In 2008, the17 reactors operating in Germany produced 148.8 billion kilowatt hours ... without CO2.