Functioning of a nuclear reactor explained through animated diagram
United States USA Date:1967 Duration:4 min 12 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Atomic energy production. Fuel fabricator placing nuclear fuel rods into an assembly. Man wears apron and gloves. Animated diagram of a nuclear reactor, showing fuel assemblies and blue control rods in reactor. Diagram shows nuclear fission occurring inside the nuclear reactor. Blue control rods are inserted, stopping the reaction. Then they are partially withdrawn and set to precisely control the rate of nuclear fission and attendant energy generation.
Cooling water is seen circulating around in the reactor diagram. A schematic diagram illustrates how the heated cooling water heats to steam and then energizes turbines that generate electricity which is transmitted over the electric grid where it is made available for use. Diagram shows river water being drawn in and cycled through the plant.
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