Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station, located about 50 miles west of downtown Phoenix, is the nation’s largest producer of nuclear power. In light of events in Japan, its operators are promoting the plant’s safety features.
Griselda Nevarez , Cronkite News Service
Inside Palo Verde
Inside one the plant’s containment domes, water is used to cool a reactor while its fuel is changed. Operators say Palo Verde’s containment domes are thicker than those at the tsunami-damaged plant in Japan.