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Unformatted text preview: o 2) Fold layers + erode them o 3) Deposit new layers on folded rocks Uranium: Reserve Largest Reserve in Australia Uranium Distribution is not Equal Distributed Uranium: Connected Cycles Carbon Cycle Fuel Cycle Weapons Radionuclide Cycles What Happens in a Nuclear Reactor? Fission ( 235 U and 239 Pu): o 235 U + 1 n o Fission Fragments + 2-3 Neutrons + Energy Neutron Capture and Beta Decay: o 238 U + 1 n o 239 U 239 Np 239 Pu Fuel Cycles Uranium/Plutonium Fuel Cycle Open Nuclear Fuel Cycle Closed Nuclear Fuel Cycle Nuclear Power Plants: LWR Boiling water reactor Pressurized water reactor Nuclear: Today No geologic repository for HLW or spent fuel. No license application for a geologic repository. No EPA standard for HLW and SNF in a geologic repository...
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