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How Nuclear Power Works

In order to turn nuclear fission into electrical energy, nuclear power plant operators have to control the energy given off by the enriched uranium and allow it to heat water into steam. Enriched uranium typically is formed into inch-long (2.5-centimeter-long) pellets, each with approximately the same diameter as a dime. Next, the pellets are arranged into long rods, and the rods are collected together into bundles. The bundles are submerged in water inside a pressure vessel.

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Unit 1 Browns Ferry Nuclear Power Plant, Alabama 1966 via: tva

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Alstom turbine at the Temelin nuclear power plant 1,000 MW

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Inside the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant's Unit-4 showing melted and re-solidified fuel that flowed into the lower area of the reactor after...

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CLEANEST way of making the most power ... Nuclear Power Plant , - the smoke is water ...

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This is a photo of nuclear fuel bundle being lifted from the reactor core. The characteristic blue glow of nuclear reactors is due to Cherenkov radiation or charged particles exceeding the speed of light in a medium.

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Small nuclear power reactors - World Nuclear Association

let-s-build-a-home: Satsop Nuclear Power Plant, Washington.By Amy Heiden

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The Palo Verde Nuclear Power Plant in Arizona is the largest power plant in the…