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There are two nuclear power plants in operation in Texas as of 2014. They are the South Texas Project and the Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant. Both plants have twin reactors....

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Nuclear power is the use of nuclear reactions that release nuclear energy, to generate heat, which most frequently is then used in steam turbines to produce ... More »

Nuclear power plant

A nuclear power plant is a thermal power station in which the heat source is a nuclear reactor. As is typical in all conventional thermal power stations the heat is  ... Are Nuclear Power Plants?&v=_UwexvaCMWA
Jun 22, 2013 ... This animation explains nuclear power plants in detail and how they work. Contents 1) Important buildings (e.g. cooling tower, containment ...

What Is A Nuclear Reactor?

Power reactors are usually found in nuclear power plants. Dedicated to generating heat mainly for electricity production, they are operated in more than 30 ...

How does a nuclear power plant work? - Explain that Stuff!

Apr 28, 2015 ... An easy-to-understand introduction to what happens inside a nuclear power plant, with photos and diagrams showing how everything works!

How Nuclear Power Works - HowStuffWorks

Satellite view of the Fukushima-Daichii nuclear power plant on March 16, 2011, after an 8.9 magnitude earthquake and tsunami set in motion a chain of ...

Nuclear power plants, world-wide

On June 26, 1954, at Obninsk, Russia, the nuclear power plant APS-1 with a net electrical output of 5 MW was connected to the power grid, the world's first ...

Nuclear Fallout - Map of U.S. Nuclear Power Plants | NRDC

There are 104 nuclear reactors in the United States. If one of them lost both primary and backup power for even a matter of hours, it could lead to a meltdown  ...

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How Do Nuclear Plants Work? -Duke Energy

In a nuclear-fueled power plant – much like a fossil-fueled power plant – water is turned into steam, which in turn drives turbine generators to produce electricity.

Nuclear Power Plants |

Feb 11, 2013 ... Nuclear power plants use the heat generated from nuclear fission in a contained environment to convert water to steam, which powers ...

Nuclear Reactors | Nuclear Power Plant | Nuclear Reactor Technology

A nuclear reactor or nuclear power plant consists of nuclear reactor fuel, control rods, moderators, pressure vessels, coolant and containment.

How Nuclear Reactors Work - Nuclear Energy Institute

America's 99 nuclear power plants generate nearly 20 percent of the nation's electricity while emitting no carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide or nitrogen oxides.

NRC: Operating Nuclear Power Reactors (by Location or Name)

This facility is often referred to as a nuclear power plant. To find information about a particular operating nuclear power reactor that NRC regulates, select that ...