Basic Idea of Fission Reaction
Distribution of Reactors in the US
Where the fuel is generated:
Two types of reactors:
The other common US power reactor type is the Boiling Water Reactor (BWR). As the name implies, the inner loop contains both liquid water and steam. which drives the turbines. Since this inner water will contain some radioactive material, this design can cause contamination of turbine blades. The diagram shows such a BWR.
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