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Nuclear Power Plants
Nuclear Power Plant Turbine and Generator Spinning turbine blades and generator Boiling water Steam
Nuclear Energy Powers 1 in 5 U.S. Homes and Businesses
Uranium Is Mined and Refined
Uranium Ore Uranium hexafluoride Gas Solid
Enrichment Concentrates the Uranium Isotope
Uranium Is Encased in Solid Ceramic Pellets
Fuel Rods Filled With Pellets Are Grouped Into Fuel Assemblies
Nuclear Energy Comes From Fission Uranium atom Neutrons Spit atoms
Heat Splitting Atoms Releases Neutrons, Making Heat Neutrons
Heat Produces Steam, Generating Electricity Heat Steam produced Steam Turbine Generator Electricity
Controlling the Chain Reaction Control rods Fuel Assemblies Withdraw control rods, reaction increases Insert control rods, reaction decreases
Boiling Water Reactor
Steam Pressurized Water Reactor
Safety Is Engineered Into Reactor Designs Containment Vessel 1.5-inch thick steel Shield Building Wall 3 foot thick reinforced concrete Dry Well Wall 5 foot thick reinforced concrete Bio Shield 4 foot thick leaded concrete with 1.5-inch thick steel lining inside and out Reactor Vessel 4 to 8 inches thick steel Reactor Fuel Weir Wall 1.5 foot thick concrete
Nuclear Power Plants. Nuclear Power Plant Turbine and Generator Spinning turbine blades and generator Boiling water Steam.
Nuclear Power Plants. History of nuclear power 1938– Scientists study Uranium nucleus 1941 – Manhattan Project begins 1942 – Controlled nuclear chain.
Nuclear Power. Fission Uranium-235 Plutonium-239 Neutron 10n10n 10n10n 10n10n Strontium-90 Xenon-144.
Nuclear Energy Power Plants. Chernobyl Fuel Uranium-235 an isotope of naturally occurring uranium- 238 Uranium is mined-common mineral is urananite.
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Conventional Nuclear Fission nuclear fuel cycle: producing uranium ore used in nuclear reactors & disposing of radioactive wastes.
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