Nuclear reactors

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Nuclear reactors

Conventional power stations burn fossil fuels (oil, coal or natural gas). Renewable biomass fuels may also be used, including wood, straw or manure (which generates methane gas as it rots).

Nuclear reactors use the heat from nuclear reactions in the nuclear fuel to boil water. Just as in conventional power stations, the steam from the boiling water makes a turbine spin, which in turn makes the generator…

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