What happened at vemork power station in Norway during ww2?
They successfully attacked the Rjukan electrolysis plant on the night of 28 February-1 March 1943, with the loss of 500 kg of heavy water and destruction of the heavy-water section of the plant. On 16 November 1943, an American air raid took place, but there was minimal damage to the electrolysis building.
How did Vemork make heavy water?
In Dec 1934, Vemork became the first heavy water production facility, producing 12 tons per year by a method called electrolysis. Heavy water (deuterium oxide) differed from normal water (hydrogen dioxide) by having the hydrogen isotope deuterium, which was discovered by American physical chemist Harold Urey in 1931.
Does Norway still produce heavy water?
Norwegian heavy water sabotage.
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