nuclear reactor


: a large device that produces nuclear energy

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Recent Examples on the Web Read More: How the U.S. Rallied to Defend Israel A lot of vital data came from a hush-hush U.S. installation in southern Israel: a huge radar facility, not far from Israel’s nuclear reactor at Dimona, tasked with monitoring the skies to the East of Israel. Yossi Melman and Dan Raviv, TIME, 15 Apr. 2024 The head of Russia’s space agency Roscosmos, Yuri Borisov, said last week that Russia and China are working on a project to install a nuclear reactor on the moon, according to TASS. Radina Gigova, CNN, 14 Mar. 2024 Smith happened to be in Edmonton, Alberta, to announce a deal between the provinces to construct a small modular nuclear reactor. Andrew Follett, National Review, 21 Jan. 2024 For comparison, the last large nuclear reactor to be built in the US finally came on line this summer roughly $17 billion over budget after seven years of delays. Justine Calma, The Verge, 26 Sep. 2023 New nuclear reactor projects, by country United States Russia China Rest of the world 1960197019801990200020102020 Chernobyl Chernobyl Fukushima Fukushima Note: Not all projects started are completed, and many take over 10 years to complete. Angela Dewan, CNN, 1 Feb. 2024 In late July, Unit 3 made history when it was placed into commercial service, becoming the first new nuclear reactor built from scratch in the U.S. in more than 30 years. Drew Kann, ajc, 30 Aug. 2023 The Argonne National Laboratory’s nuclear reactor genealogical tree, with each apple representing a different reactor design developed by the lab since World War II. Brad Plumer, New York Times, 12 Nov. 2023 For the first time in more than 50 years the US granted permission for a new type of nuclear reactor, a sign regulators are becoming more open to different approaches to producing power from splitting the atom. Will Wade, Fortune, 13 Dec. 2023

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“Nuclear reactor.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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