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Unformatted text preview: RODS BUNDLED TOGETHER 23. Nuclear fission occurs when a high-energy subatomic particle a neutron strikes a uranium atom releases energy and RELEASES NEUTRONS 24. Control rods in a nuclear reactor are used to ABSORB NEUTRONS 25. The most likely disaster in a nuclear plant is that COOLING SYSTEMS COULD FAIL CAUSING RAPID OVERHEATING 26. Most nuclear plants in the United States use PRESSURIZED WATER AND STEAM to cool fuel rods and run turbines 27. Radioactive waste dumping in oceans has been CONTINUED BY THE SOVIET GOVERNMENT UNTIL VERY RECENTLY 28. Nuclear waste storage in the U.S. is handled IN TEMPORARY STORAGE AT INDIVIDUAL PLANTS 29. Yucca Mountain Nevada is the site of a PROPOSED NUCLEAR WASTE REPOSITORY 30. Nuclear fusion is IDEAL BUT SO FAR UNACHIEVABLE technology...
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- Spring '09