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Nuclear Reactor

A device in which nuclear fission may be sustained and controlled in a self-supporting nuclear reaction. The varieties are many, but all incorporate certain features, including fissionable material or fuel, a moderating material (unless the reactor is operated on fast neutrons), a reflector to conserve escaping neutrons, provisions of removal of heat, measuring and controlling instruments, and protective devices. The reactor is the heart of a nuclear power plant.

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Description of Nuclear ReactorsOpen link in new window
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Boiling Water
Light Water
Nuclear Power
Nuclear Waste
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