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Unformatted text preview: within the containment structure which is designed to, in any emergency, contain the escape of radiation despite pressures in the range of 60 to 200 psi ( 410 to 1400 kPa ). A loop of fresh water flows thru the reactor vessel to absorb heat. This water absorbs the heat and turns into steam, which turns the turbine producing electricity. The water then flows out into the water source such as a river or lake. Ref: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Containment_building http://science.howstuffworks.com/nuclear-power.htm...
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This note was uploaded on 02/01/2009 for the course ENGRG 150 taught by Professor Petrina during the Fall '06 term at Cornell.
- Fall '06