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Listed below are a number of proposed "solutions" to combat ... has fallen out of favor in the U.S. because the spent fuel rods are highly radiactive and must be stored for several million years ... than 100 years) and there is a nearly limitless supply of fuel in the world's oceans. Because of the technological problems, the ...
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Nuclear Waste
The basic fuel of a nuclear power reactor contains uranium 235, which is in ceramic pellets inside of metal rods. Before these fuel rods are used, they are only slightly radioactive and may be handled without special shielding. During the nuclear reaction, the fuel “fissions,” ...
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U.S. Warns North Korea Against Nuclear Test - New York Times
If the rods are reprocessed, they could yield enough plutonium for a ... halt either a nuclear test or the removal of more nuclear fuel from a North Korean reactor. North Korea's ability to strike ...
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Don't Waste Utah!
The fuel rods are bundled together in groups of 200 to make what is known as nuclear fuel ... it. Nuclear power plants have facilities to temporarily store spent fuel. Most fuel is placed in large pools of water contained in ... a facility for the storage of spent nuclear fuel. The consortium, Minneapolis based Private Fuel Storage, led by Northern States Power (NSP) ...
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OECD-IPSN CABRI Water Loop Project Overview - NEA Joint Projects
Subjected to energy injection beyond what is expected for power reactor cases, the two test fuel rods did not fail during the tests carried out in 2003. Planned future tests will aim to develop a consistent set of objectives and suitable fuel ...
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EIA Energy Kids Page- Nuclear Energy (fusion and fission), Uranium, Atomic Energy
Nuclear power plants use nuclear fission to produce electricity. NUCLEAR FUEL - URANIUM The fuel most widely used by nuclear plants for nuclear fission is uranium. Uranium is ... energy-rich pellets are stacked end-to-end in 12-foot metal fuel rods. A bundle of fuel rods is called a fuel assembly. Fission generates heat in a reactor just as coal generates heat ...
www.eia.doe.gov


GLOSSARY
FUEL ROD (Nuclear) - A long slender tube that holds fissionable material (fuel) for nuclear reactor use. Fuel rods are assembled into bundles called fuel elements or assemblies, which are loaded individually into the reactor core. FUEL ...
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ECNT Current Campaigns Other Toxics & Waste - Nuclear Waste Dump
Lucas Heights reactors in Sydney, NOT for hospital waste and other low-level waste. These reprocessed spent fuel rods are amongst the most highly dangerous ... ECNT on 8981 1984 for a copy. $29.95 each. » PDF Downloads: Spent Nuclear Fuel - Reprocessing and Repositories. A report by Jim Green, National Nulcear Campaigner, Friends of the ...
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EIA Kids Page - Energy Field Trips with Energy Ant to North Anna Power Station
The fission occurs within the fuel rods. After eighteen months, the people at the North Anna Power Station change these fuel rods.The used rods are called spent fuel and have a ... but too much radiation can become dangerous. The spent fuel is very radioactive and must be treated very, very carefully. The spent fuel rods are placed in special containers at the bottom ...
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Environment News Service: AmeriScan Index June 2002
New Jersey Students Help Measure Air Pollution Full Story AmeriScan: June 26, 2002 Lost Fuel Rods Prompt Fines U.S. Approves Vicuna Wool Imports Dying Trees Release Air Polluting Chemical ... AmeriScan: June 13, 2002 Pesticide Review Finds Little Risk Patriotic Automakers Urged to Boost Fuel Economy Air Pollution Affects Tree Growth Shade Grown Coffee Benefits from Pollination Humans Decimated ...
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