nuclear reactor


: a large device that produces nuclear energy

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Recent Examples on the Web There’s no way to explain it other than the Purdue Boilermakers melting down like a flawed nuclear reactor. Joseph Goodman |, al, 18 Mar. 2023 Finland canceled a troubled project with Rosatom to build a nuclear reactor and hired Westinghouse to design, license and supply a new fuel type for its plant in Loviisa after its current contracts expire. Patricia Cohen, New York Times, 10 Mar. 2023 In the last 75 years, Israel’s famed 69 Squadron—nicknamed the ‘Hammers’—has carried out air strikes on a royal palace in Cairo, air defense missile batteries in Lebanon and along the Suez canal, and a nuclear reactor under construction in Syria. Sébastien Roblin, Popular Mechanics, 10 Mar. 2023 Georgia Power said Unit 3 would continue startup testing to show that its cooling system and steam supply system will work at the intense heat and pressure that a nuclear reactor creates. Jeff Amy, The Christian Science Monitor, 7 Mar. 2023

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“Nuclear reactor.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Mar. 2023.

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