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How do nuclear power stations work?

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How do nuclear power stations work? Once nuclear fission takes place inside a nuclear reactor, the chain reaction has to be controlled, or moderated. The reactor's core of uranium is surrounded with a substance that slows down and absorbs the escaping neutrons.

The moderating material becomes heated. In a nuclear power station, steam generated by this heat is used to drive the turbines to produce electricity.

Nuclear power holds out the promise of cheap and unlimited power, but the technical difficulties and safety concerns have limited their use.


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Category: Science & Tech  - ( Science & Tech Archive)

Date Added: 13 December '11


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