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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


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


Uranium atom

Nuclear Energy Comes From Fission

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Heat Assemblies


Splitting Atoms Releases Neutrons, Making Heat

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Steam Assemblies


Steam produced




Heat Produces Steam, Generating Electricity

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Controlling the Chain Reaction 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