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Nuclear  Power Plants
Nuclear Power Plant Turbine and Generator   Spinning turbine blades and generator Boiling water Steam
Nuclear Energy Powers  1 in 5 U.S. Homes and Businesses
Uranium Is Mined and Refined
Uranium Ore    Uranium hexafluoride    Gas    Solid
Enrichment Concentrates the Uranium Isotope
Uranium Is Encased in Solid Ceramic Pellets
Fuel Rods Filled With Pellets Are Grouped Into Fuel Assemblies
Nuclear Energy Comes  From Fission   Uranium atom Neutrons Spit atoms
Splitting Atoms Releases Neutrons, Making Heat Heat Neutrons
Heat Produces Steam, Generating Electricity   Heat Steam produced Steam Turbine Generator Electricity
Controlling the Chain Reaction   Control rods Fuel  Assemblies Withdraw control rods, reaction increases Insert control ro...
Boiling Water Reactor
Pressurized Water Reactor  Steam
Safety Is Engineered Into Reactor Designs Containment Vessel 1.5-inch thick steel   Shield Building Wall 3 foot thick rein...
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  1. 1. Nuclear Power Plants
  2. 2. Nuclear Power Plant Turbine and Generator Spinning turbine blades and generator Boiling water Steam
  3. 3. Nuclear Energy Powers 1 in 5 U.S. Homes and Businesses
  4. 4. Uranium Is Mined and Refined
  5. 5. Uranium Ore  Uranium hexafluoride  Gas  Solid
  6. 6. Enrichment Concentrates the Uranium Isotope
  7. 7. Uranium Is Encased in Solid Ceramic Pellets
  8. 8. Fuel Rods Filled With Pellets Are Grouped Into Fuel Assemblies
  9. 9. Nuclear Energy Comes From Fission Uranium atom Neutrons Spit atoms
  10. 10. Splitting Atoms Releases Neutrons, Making Heat Heat Neutrons
  11. 11. Heat Produces Steam, Generating Electricity Heat Steam produced Steam Turbine Generator Electricity
  12. 12. Controlling the Chain Reaction Control rods Fuel Assemblies Withdraw control rods, reaction increases Insert control rods, reaction decreases
  13. 13. Boiling Water Reactor
  14. 14. Pressurized Water Reactor Steam
  15. 15. Safety Is Engineered Into Reactor Designs 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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