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Nuclear energy covers technology of reactors, different types of reactors, their history and development, exploitation in different countries, operating experiences, problems of nuclear waste.
Simple explanation:Conventional bombs explode as a result of chemical reactions, but the atoms themselves that make up the chemicals stay unchanged by those reactions. On the other hand, the "Atomic Bomb", also called a "Nuclear Bomb", is so named because it explodes as a result of reactions which a…
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Nuclear energy is produced by one of two methods, fusion or fission. Fusion is the bonding of atomic nuclei or nuclear particles (nucleons - protons and neutrons). Fission, on the other hand is the splitting of the atom. As the atoms fuse or split they release energy. Lots of it. And most of it is h…
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The resistance of electrons flowing through conductors cause heat. When alloy metals such as Tungsten, Nichrome, Geman silver, brass or bronze are used they heat up quickly. Generally the thicker the wire the less resistance therefore less heat.
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The nuclear force is what binds the nucleons, which are protons and neutrons, together in the nucleus of an atom.The binding energy is the amount of energy needed to break the atom apart.The one is a force, and the other is a measurement.
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Sunlight to electricity Oil and natural gas was created from the remains of microscopic organisms that lived in Earth's oceans millions of years ago. Heat and pressure gradually turned these ancient organisms into oil and natural gas. Coal was formed by a similar process from the remains of ancient …
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There are ways of producing electricity for free, aside from materials i.e. water wheel.It just costs money to buy it from said producer.  Why we pay for utilitiesElectricity costs money to produce simply because of the maintaining of the equipment that's required. Somebody has to keep an eye …
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Nuclear energy is considered safe by some when compared with some other energy sources. There are three safety issues with nuclear energy: Controlling the rate of reaction so that it does not get unmanageable. If the rate of reaction is uncontrolled, the reaction cannot be contained, such a…
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People disagree on the answer to this question, and sometimes rather loudly. Personally, I think it is the least safe, and most dangerous, source of power we have. But there are many learned people who disagree with me.If you want details, I suggest you look at the related question, "What are the ad…
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There are 104 operating commercial units at 64 sites. There are also 34 research reactors at varoius universities. These numbers do NOT include government reactors operated by the military or DOE.
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Their building and setting up will have a carbon footprint, but once they are running they will emit few greenhouse gases. They are much cleaner and greener than burning fossil fuels like coal, oil and natural gas.
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Quite effectively. Or were you referring to mechanism? "Little Boy" Uranium gun fission bomb (MK-1 design):Fusing mechanism is triggered at preset altitude.Fuse fires electrical primer in breach of gun.Primer ignites bag of smokeless powder.Gasses from smokeless powder accelerate Uranium-235 bullet …
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I know just for moving a pole a few feet can cost $8,000 to $10,000 maybe more depending how far you move it, wires is nothing compared to the moving of pole.
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The principle con, or problem with nuclear power plants in the US, is that there is no permanent solution to the spent fuel that is the result of operations. Spent fuel assemblies are about 12 feet long and about a foot square, made up of metal tubes which are about 1/2" in diameter. The actual fuel…
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The mass of water will vary. The mass of water entering the system will depend on the temperature of the water as mass is measured in terms of a standard volume. As the temperature rises and falls, the enery change of the molecules will increase or decrease the number of molecules that are needed to…
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In nuclear physics and nuclear chemistry, nuclear fission is a nuclear reaction in which the nucleus of an atom splits into smaller parts, often producing free neutrons and lighter nuclei, which may eventually produce photons (in the form of gamma rays).
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'Nuclear' means of or to do with the nucleus of something. It usually, but not always, refers to the nucleus of an atom. From this, we get nuclear energy (energy stored in the nucleus when it forms) nuclear bombs/power stations (which utilise this energy for certain purposes) and nuclear charge (the…
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The basic ones are just: Chemical Energy- CE Kinetic Energy-KE Heat energy-HE Light energy-LE Gravitational Potential energy-GPE Chemical energy-CE Sound energy- SE Electrical energy-EE Elastic potential energy-EPE Magnetic Kinetic Heat/Thermal Light Gravitational Potential Chemical …
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India is a very poor country.It cant have as much power plants as the U.S does i guessed ppl
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The graphite used in graphite moderated nuclear reactors is produced in the same type of electrical furnace as is used to produce ordinary graphite, except there must be no boron in any part of the furnace.
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In brief, both accidents involve gross failure of a nuclear reactor. The two reactors are of different types, so there are some things that are unique to each plant. Both had the reactor cores damaged catastrophically. And in both cases, radiation was released ourside fuel element cladding and outsi…
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enough... Unlimited-Tritium, as a form of Hydrogen, is found naturally in air and water. Most hydrogen is made up of one proton, and an orbital electron, but tritium has two extra neutrons in the nucleus. In nature, it is produced by cosmic rays in two source terms: 14N + 1n ---> 3H + 12Cand2H +…
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A nuclear power plant generates no air pollution, and a lot of energy.generates more engeryNuclear power stations generate lots of electricity and it is a relatively clean way of doing so. They need less fuel to run on, and it is cheaper for the public. Coal power stations release carbon dioxide and…
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Nuclear -> Electric The nuclear fuel fissions in a continuous chain reaction when the control rods are pulled. The fissioning fuel generates large quantities of heat within the fuel bundles in the core. The heat is transferred out of the core by primary coolant (water) and then into secondary wa…
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Nuclear fission reactors come in various forms, though the principle of using the heat from a nuclear chain reaction is always the same. 1. Pressurised Water Reactor (PWR). 2. Boiling Water Reactor (BWR). 3. Magnox gas cooled reactor (no longer built) 4. Advanced gas cooled reactor (no longer built…
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Can't see how it did directly, but I suppose you could say that the Manhattan Project spawned the nuclear industry, and nuclear power does not produce exhaust gases like fossil fuels do. Nuclear is cleaner in some ways, but one must recognise that it also does produce very dangerous waste. This can …
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Answer Its probably because nuclear powerplants are too heavy for rockets. Though in theory nuclear powered space craft are an option. Answer The primary useful product of a nuclear reactor is heat. To use heat generated by a nuclear power plant to drive a conventional rocket isn't very pract…
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Only as a last alternative. Otherwise no! The U.S. is under the impression they can't be beat (they have been once re Vietnam) and were attacked on native soil by terrorists. There are those in the rest of the world that would retaliate if the U.S. attacked them first.No. The USA do not want any mor…
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Answer That's not easy to calculate. The price of electricity generated by nuclear energy costs exactly as much as from any other source because distributors don't charge customers as a function of the source of the energy, just what the going rate is. How much you pay for electricity depends a l…
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Some nuclei, notably U235 and Pu239, can be made to cause a chain reaction where neutrons are produced in nuclear fission, and propogate more subsequent neutrons so that a steady rate of fissions can be achieved. Each fission releases an amount of energy in the form of heat, which is then used in ge…
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Nuclear energy is the energy in the nucleus, or core, of an atom. Atoms are tiny units that make up all matter in the universe. Energy is what holds the nucleus together. There is a huge amount of power in an atom's dense nucleus. Nuclear energy is seen when nuclear fusions or fissions happen.
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Nuclear Energy is made up of atoms that can be naturally made or man made.
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In general, nuclear energy comes from the energy associated with atomic nuclei. There is nuclear fusion, which happens in stars and in fusion weapons, and there is nuclear fission. Nuclear fusion is the "combining" of lighter atomic nuclei to create heavier ones, and many fusion reactions release en…
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Energy efficiency measures the per cent rate, or ratio, at which a device converts an energy source into a desired resulting energy. Consider the common household light bulb. It converts electricity into three categories of energies: visible light (the desired resulting energy); invisible light (i…
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Mass is converted to energy when nuclei rearrange themselves from a form with extra nuclear binding energy to a form with less nuclear binding energy. This is true whether the reaction is nuclear fusion, nuclear fission, or nuclear decay. This energy appears mostly as heat. In nuclear power plants t…
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uranium is nuclear energy's source it is mined in areas like Canada, Brazil, Australia and etc that's all I know hoped it helped :)
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When the Three Mile Island plant had a meltdown in 1979 that destroyed the reactor core, there was no danger at the site boundary (which is about 1/4 mile from the plant). The reactors in operation today are of the same design and are as safe.  Additional informationOn the other hand, cancer d…
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I don't believe that Iran should have nuclear power because they threaten to bomb the USA if they do get nuclear power.
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The splitting of a nucleus
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For an advanced nuclear power station the cost of generating electricity over the lifetime of the plant is around $114 per megawatt hour.
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Answer It was Chernobyl. For more information, look it up in Wikipedia.
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definition of nuclear potential
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atoms's sub-particles electron neutron and proton are held together by very strong nuclear force if we supply energy enough these forces tend to break and along with disintegration of atoms it releases lot of energy. nuclear energy comes from breaking these forces by the methods of fission(breaking …
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Radioactivity is a term that refers to the emissions from atomic nuclei due to changes in those nuclei. Those changes will occur as a result of instability of isotopes of certain elements. These atoms have a nuclear structure that is inherently unstable for whatever reason. And any unstable nucleus…
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Nuclear power is neither good nor bad. The way nuclear power is produced (Safety) can be good or bad, though. Nuclear power can be generated by small power plants, creates no air pollution, and is safe when done right.
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The Oak Ridge facility was the location of the big enrichment program put together by the U.S. in World War 2. It is now the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and it is located in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Need links? You got 'em.
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an atom has a part called nucleus which can be split apart.When this is done a tremedous amount of energy is released.The energy is both heat and light if this is energy is let out slowly then it can be harnessed to make electricity if it is let out all at once it will cause nuclar energy bdgrejdxhj…
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it saves us lots and lots of sthat can be used as energay and ut has a large effect ion us Americans ahahah and that joke is so funny this nuclera stuff is dumb we don t need it nd nothing bad will happen in our life timeuff t
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Answer A power station is a facility that converts some form of mechanical, chemical, or nuclear energy into electrical energy. The electrical energy generated is commonly called the "power". Mechanical sources of energy at power stations generally include wind and water. Chemical sources al…
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A diesel powerplant uses the diesel power cycle for energy generation. A diesel power plant is one using a diesel engine to run a generator coupled to it. A generator produces power when it rotates.
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An energy crisis occurs when a country has a great need for fuel or electricity but does not have enough of either (or both) to provide for its citizens, and as a result, energy becomes very expensive or not available to everyone. This can happen during a war, or during periods of economic uncertain…
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Advantages of Nuclear Power · Efficient: Nuclear plants can produce an awful lot of electricity, up to about 2GW, which is comparable to coal plants. · Reliable: There is no need to worry about interruptions to the power supply: as long as there is uranium, there will be power. This is a stark con…
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nuclear has been giving us energy that we have been using before the earth was made. it is difficult for it to still be used. for example, the environment- nuclear reactions dont make dangerous gases such as carbon dioxide and then release them into the earth. thanks to nuclear we can make sure no h…
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Yes. To get a steak you have to spend a lot of energy on growing plants as food for the animal that will become the steak. And animals aren't that good at turning plants into meat, so you have to feed them a lot more than they produce. If you grow plants to feed to people directly instead, bypass…
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In the strictest possible sense, yes, since it does release heat into the environment. However, it will have MUCH LESS of an effect than a fossil fuel power plant, since there are no combustion gases involved.
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Nuclear energy was first demonstrated by the Chicago Pile 1 in 1942, under Fermi, but this experiment did not produce any useful power. Power producing reactors were built in the US and UK in the mid '50s, and other countries have followed. Since then the principles of using heat generated by fissio…
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Nuclear power stations have stacks that look like silos. Large plumes of steam can be seen rising from the stacks on the power plants.
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That depends on the community. Most of France, for example, welcomes nuclear energy and that country gets about 80% of their electricity from nuclear. New York city, on the other hand, fears and despises the Indian Point nuclear power station even though they use the power and look for more.
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Answer The true answer to this question is that you cannot truly "produce" electricity. Electricity is simply a form of energy and Einstein proved that energy is never created or destroyed, it simply changes form. Electricity is really just the transfer of electrons from the outer shells of atom…
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The average man cannot "help" make nuclear power. Once the plant is online, there is a crew hired by the owner of the plant to run it. I guess you could apply for any job openings at your nearest plant.
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Answer The first steam Engine was invented by Taqi al-Din, in 1551, as a prime mover for rotating a spit. About 80 years later, Giovanni Branca gave the description of a steam turbine in 1629. In 1648, about 100 years after Taqi al-Din, John Wilkins in his book 'Mathematical Magic' described a st…
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Original answer No, it isn't conceivable to obtain nuclear energy from crystals (or anything else that is "mundane") by bombarding them with neutrons. At least not for fuel for power generation. All you will succeed in doing is getting the nuclei of the atoms of the materials to absorb some of the …
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yes, ofcourse! it makes your bill a little bit lower than your other energy provider. i can give you discounts and privileges! thanks!citizen of New York!
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Keeping it at its simplest, a nucleus that is not in a stable state (i.e. has excess energy) releases some or all of that excess energy as radiation so as to achieve a more stable state.
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The term "Broken Arrow" is used to indicate a nuclear accident involving a nuclear weapon that does't pose the threat indicated. The term "excursion" (as in nuclear excursion) or "criticality accident" is applied to a nuclear reactor or nuclear material accident, respectively.
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proliferation of radio active nuclear waste For US nuclear power plants, this answer is incorrect. The high level waste, which is the spent fuel rods, are under tight control and are kept cool and protected as they decay. The likelyhood of their contribution to a disaster is quite low. The above an…
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Difference between fusion and fission Nuclear fusion is taking two atoms and combining them in to one atom, while nuclear fission takes one atom and splits it into two atoms. Both reactions involve the nucleus of an atom, and in both reactions, lots and lots of energy are released. Other than that,…
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According to the US Dept of Energy, the last reactor built was the "River Bend" plant in Louisiana. Its construction began in March of 1977. The last plant to begin commercial operation is the "Watts Bar" plant in Tennessee, which came online in 1996. Note: The list I obtained only listed operati…
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It is a mined material that comes from places like Canada, Australia and Kazakhstan. Canada is the world's largest producer of the raw material.
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The waste is very powerful/dangerous
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magnets MISH coal is another example of energy sources that produce electricity in our homes daily through by burning after mine. Coal is a solid fossil fuel that formed in several stages as the buried remains of land that lived 300-400million years ago. Many people have been asking of how coal g…
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method for solving neutron transport equation
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Energy release by nuclear fission, the splitting of nuclei into smaller ones.
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The refining of partially radioactive raw materials such as stone and dirt to extract the radioactive portion for use as nuclear fuel. One example, the use of a nuclear centrifuge to spin the raw material, using the difference in specific gravity to separate and extract the final product.
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There are well established methods and approaches to dispose of radioactive nuclear waste based on the waste physical form (solid, liquid. gaseous) and the radioactivity level (low, intermediate, high). Primarily; three methods are applied: Delay and decay: to maintain waste in tanks for some period…
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Nuclear energy in the United States is a very well self-regulated industry. US reactors are designed with negative-feedback, so a reactor that gets out of control naturally wants to shut down rather than meltdown. Even in the event of failure, US plants are designed with excessive amounts of contain…
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The United States uses more nuclear power than any other country, around 20 percent of the power in the United States is created via nuclear power. Other countries that use nuclear power include France, Russia, and Japan. These countries all create more energy via nuclear power percentage wise, howe…
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Nuclear power plant engineers design, develop, monitor and operate nuclear power plaNuclear power plant engineers design, develop, monitor and operate nuclear power plants used to generate electricity. They may work on the production, handling and use of nuclear fuel and the safe disposal of waste …
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First, most elements have radioactive isotopes. And you can get lots of energy from nonradioactive elements. So radioactivity is not the issue.Two basic processes for getting atomic energy are fusion and fission. Let's look at fusion.Fusion is when very light elements like hydrogen and it's isotopes…
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The waste generated by nuclear power plants is the spent fuel. Another question deals with that issue, and it is linked. Spent fuel is highly radioactive, and remains so for thousands if not tens of thousands of years. Waste generated from non-nuclear electric power production facilities varies as …
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The non-conventional sources of energy are: 1. Wind Energy advantages- non-polluting; low cost production of electricity once setup; safe and clean disadvantages- noise pollution; wind mills costly to setup; disturbs radio and T.V. reception; harmful to birds. 2. Solar Energy advantages- inexhau…
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For electricity the main conventional fuels are coal and natural gas, and hydro power would also be considered conventional. Nuclear probably not, though it has been in use over 50 years now. For transport and the chemical industry, oil is the main conventional fuel
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Chernobyl is the worlds worst nuclear disaster. It leaked 100 times the radiation than the two bombs dropped on Japan. Chernobyl is a nuclear power plant that it's reactor 4 exploded.It is located in Pripyat, urkrain. It happened August 27, 1987.
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Answer No, the water spins a turbine, then the turbine powers a generator, and the generator creates electricity. That's true of the operation, although the adjective "renewable" is obviously silly by the Universe's most fundamental law! Don't forget that building the dam, power-station etc. uses co…
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The danger arises from the very active fission products that are formed by fission of U235 and Pu 239. These are contained in the fuel, provided the zircaloy sheath is intact and leakproof, and reactor safety operational limits and procedures, as well as all the safety design features like secondary…
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they provide higher amount of power and electricity than normal power plants.
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The waste is hazardous and difficult to store.There is some potential danger in operating a nuclear power plant (cf. Chernobyl and Three Mile Island), but the principal disadvantage is the need to safely store the spent fuel for tens of thousands of years.With proper regulation, safety features, and…
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There is no word that is called diadvantags.
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93 villager/no power I'm not a mechanic by formal means but, no power to the system could be indicative of some sort of fault with the wire harness,or the electrolyte in the battery isn't holding a charge anymore,or connections to the battery are inadequate and/or connection(s) are corroded. I su…
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Not much, 1Kg is subcritical.
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France. About 75% of its power comes from nuclear energy.
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Yes, but they also consume them. The uranium fuel used has a halflife measured in billions of years, the materials they produce have halflives measured in only hundreds or thousands of years. So in the long term balance of things they consume radioactive substances faster than they produce them.
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A Nuclear Power Station is facility for producing electricity using Nuclear Power. It uses the principle of "Nuclear Fission" of the radioactive element Like Uranium, plutonium etc by bombardment of "Neutron" on them. Nuclear fission disintegrates the nucleus of a radioactive atom in to two parts, …
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