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Unit 3 Nuclear Power Plant Accidents 3-9 Fuel Rod With Pellets and Cladding A number of fuel rods are grouped side-by-side to form a fuel assembly . A number of fuel assemblies are in turn grouped together to form the nuclear reactor core . A large modern nuclear power reactor core is approximately 12 feet (3.7m) long and 12 feet in diameter, with approximately 200 fuel assemblies.
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Unformatted text preview: Fuel Assembly Heat generated in the reactor is removed by reactor cooling water . Reactor cooling water is circulated, through the length of the reactor core, between the various fuel rods. The system that contains the reactor cooling water is called the primary coolant system ....
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This note was uploaded on 01/29/2010 for the course MPA mpa1 taught by Professor Scotts during the Spring '10 term at Acton School of Business.

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