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a type of radiation consisting of electrons released from the nuclei of many fissonable items
a type of light water reactor in which steam is formed directly in the reactor and is used to generate electricity
decontaominating and dissassembling a nuclear power plant and safely disposing of the radioactive materials
the property of the nucleus of some atoms that allows them to split into smaller particles
gas cooled reactor
a type of nuclear reactor that uses graphite as a moderator and carbon dioxide or helium as a coolant
heavy water reactor
a type if nuclear reactor that uses the hydrogen isotope deuterium in the molecular structure of coolant water
nuclear breeder reactor
nuclear fission reactor designed to produce radioactive fuel from nonradioactive uranium and at the same time release energy to use in the generation of electricity
pressurized water reactor
a type of light water reactor in which the water in the reactor is kept at high pressure and steam is formed in a secondary loop
the time it takes for half of the radioactive material to spontaneously decompose
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