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 What nuclear reaction takes place in a nuclear power plant?

Answer The nuclear reaction that takes place in a nuclear power plant is nuclear fission. Fission is the process of splitting an atom in order to release energy. The element most commonly used for this pr... Read More »
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What nuclear power station was the site of the world's worst nuclear power plant accident in 1986?

The world's worst nuclear disaster occurred at the Chernobyl power plant in April 1986. The plant was located in Ukraine in the former Soviet Union. A power surge led to explosions that blew the to... Read More »
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What device in a nuclear power plant creates nuclear energy?

Nuclear power plants contain reactors, which are the devices that create the nuclear energy. The plants use the heat generated by the reactors to vaporize water which then rotates turbines to creat... Read More »
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Would it be healthier to live by a coal burning plant or a nuclear power plant?

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When was the first nuclear power plant commissioned?

The first nuclear power plant was commissioned on June 26, 1954, and started to produce electricity for commercial use. It was the APS-1 in Obninsk, Russia. The EBR-I in Arco, Idaho, started produc... Read More »
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