atomic reactor

noun
variants: or atomic pile

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Uranium hexafluoride gas is spun by centrifuges to make enriched uranium that can be used in nuclear weapons and atomic reactor fuel. Washington Post, "Iran opens new nuclear facility for centrifuge production," 6 June 2018 In 2008, North Korea destroyed the most visible symbol of its nuclear weapons program, the cooling tower at its main atomic reactor at Yongbyon. BostonGlobe.com, "This day in history," 27 June 2018 The $20 billion nuclear plant is Seoul’s first attempt to build an atomic reactor abroad. Washington Post, "South Korean president visits Emirates nuclear plant," 26 Mar. 2018 The $20 billion nuclear plant is Seoul's first attempt to build an atomic reactor abroad. Fox News, "South Korean president visits Emirates nuclear plant," 26 Mar. 2018 Prior to his May election win, Moon pledged to scrap a $7.5 billion project for two atomic reactors there as part of a plan to eliminate nuclear energy and switch to natural gas and renewables. Heesu Lee, Bloomberg.com, "Stalled Korea Nuclear Reactors Show Risks to Betting on Moon," 20 Oct. 2017 Next to the gate a big display highlights some of what is built here—earthmovers, military vehicles, atomic reactor parts. Olga Ingurazova, Smithsonian, "What Ever Happened to the Russian Revolution?," 29 Sep. 2017

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1942, in the meaning defined above

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