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Nuclear Power Plants. Nuclear Power Plant Turbine and Generator. Steam. Spinning turbine blades and generator. Boiling water. Nuclear Energy Powers 1 in 5 U.S. Homes and Businesses. Uranium Is Mined and Refined. Uranium Ore  Uranium hexafluoride  Gas  Solid.

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nuclear power plant turbine and generator
Nuclear Power PlantTurbine and Generator

Steam

Spinning turbine blades and generator

Boiling water

heat produces steam generating electricity

Steam

Generator

Steam produced

Turbine

Electricity

Heat

Heat Produces Steam, Generating Electricity
controlling the chain reaction
Controlling the Chain Reaction

Fuel

Assemblies

Control rods

Withdraw control rods,

reaction increases

Insert control rods,

reaction decreases

safety is engineered into reactor designs
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

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