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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 Plants


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Nuclear Power PlantTurbine and Generator

Steam

Spinning turbine blades and generator

Boiling water


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Nuclear Energy Powers 1 in 5 U.S. Homes and Businesses



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Uranium Ore  Uranium hexafluoride  Gas  Solid





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Spit atoms Assemblies

Neutrons

Uranium atom

Nuclear Energy Comes From Fission


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Heat Assemblies

Neutrons

Splitting Atoms Releases Neutrons, Making Heat


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Steam Assemblies

Generator

Steam produced

Turbine

Electricity

Heat

Heat Produces Steam, Generating Electricity


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Controlling the Chain Reaction Assemblies

Fuel

Assemblies

Control rods

Withdraw control rods,

reaction increases

Insert control rods,

reaction decreases



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Steam Assemblies

Pressurized Water Reactor


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Safety Is Engineered Into Reactor Designs Assemblies

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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