Unit 3 Nuclear Power Plant Accidents3-11In addition to the PWR and BWR systems discussed above, there are several other types of systems inuse, or under development, throughout the world. Although stringent regulations govern the operation of allnuclear power plants, there will always be a possibility for some type of accident to occur. The followingsection of this unit deals with the very real issue of how the public is protected from an accident should oneoccur at a nuclear power plant.Practice Exercise20.Major components which may be found at coal and oil burning power plants as well as nuclearplants include ________________, ___________________, ___________________,and _________________.21.A structure used to prevent harmful temperature increases in lakes and rivers is a _____________________.22.The fuel used at nuclear power plants is made from __________________.23.When an atom of nuclear fuel is struck by a free neutron, it fissions yielding ________________,_________________, and _______________________.
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