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Any element capable of undergoing nuclear fission are used as fuel in a nuclear power plant.

Most commonly used elements are Uranium, Plutonium.

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What is the uraniums use in nuclear power plant?

Uranium is used as nuclear fuel.

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What are the fuel used in steam power plant?

The fuel can be fossil fuel, ie coal oil,or natural gas, or it can be uranium in nuclear plants.

Is a nuclear power plant and power plant the same?

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What is the function of coolant in nuclear power plant?

The reactor coolant is used to extract heat from the nuclear fuel and hence maintains its integrity.

How is uranium used as a fossil fuel?

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How commonly is a nuclear power plant used in the US?

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What nuclear reaction is used to the Bataan power plant?

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Do microwaves have any nuclear power?

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Which coolant is used in kalpakkam nuclear power plant?

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