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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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This rare photo was snapped by Reuters photographer Ruben Sprich during a yearly inspection of the Muehleberg nuclear power station in Switzerland. The cosmic blue glow is a result of Cherenkov radiation, an electromagnetic radiation seen in reactors.

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from Live Science

Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster 25 Years Later (Infographic)

La tragedia di Chernobyl comparata ad altri due incidenti nucleari: Three Mile Island e Fukushima.

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Did u know you get more radiation from your smoke detectors than a nuclear power plant?!! And people are against clean energy!! Well I am against destroying my ozone!!

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from Cracked.com

I Work In A Nuclear Power Plant: 5 Insane Realities

We talked to Alex, an engineer at a nuclear plant in the Midwest, to learn how accurate 'The Simpsons' really is. Here's what we learned.

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