Nuclear Plant (Civ5)

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Nuclear Plant

Nuclear plant (Civ5)
Building of the Atomic era
Cost 500 20xProduction5
Maintenance 3 20xGold5

Nuclear fission (Civ5) Nuclear fission



  • +15% 20xProduction5 Production
  • +5 20xProduction5 Production
  • Requires a Factory
  • Requires 1 20xUranium5 Uranium
  • City cannot contain a Solar Plant

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Game InfoEdit

Advanced power plant. Requires a Factory; city must not contain a Solar Plant.

  • +5 20xProduction5 Production
  • +15% 20xProduction5 Production in this city
  • Consumes 1 20xUranium5 Uranium
  • +1 20xHappiness5 Happiness with Young Pioneers Order tenet


The Nuclear Plant is a top-level production-boosting building, providing a whopping increase in productivity necessary for constructing all those late game units and buildings. However, it takes 1 20xUranium5 Uranium resource to work, reducing the amount available for nukes, so military-oriented empires should be careful with constructing too many Nuclear Plants, lest they run out of Uranium for weapons.

A Nuclear Plant can't coexist with the ecology-oriented Solar Plant.

Historical InfoEdit

A nuclear plant is a building where controlled nuclear energy is converted into power. Energy from nuclear fission is used to heat water into steam. The steam is pumped through turbines which generate electricity. On a day-to-day basis, nuclear power is far cleaner than oil or gas or coal, producing far less pollution to foul the air and water and people nearby. The plant does however produce chunks of nuclear waste, a remarkably lethal by-product which must be stored for centuries before it loses its toxicity. In addition, a major accident at a nuclear plant would have far nastier and longer-lasting effects than at another kind of power generating plant. Finding enough energy to keep the planet in business is a difficult and dangerous problem that humanity will be facing for some time to come, until and unless a plentiful, clean and safe new energy source is discovered.

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