China has become largely self sufficient in reactor design and construction as

China has become largely self sufficient in reactor

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China has become largely self-sufficient in reactor design and construction, as well as other aspects of the fuel cycle.
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Nuclear reactors in China
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Known Recoverable Resources of Uranium, 2015 - much-is-there.html
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Top countries by uranium production, 2015
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Historical Ux Price Charts - u3o8-2yr
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Thought question n+ 238 U-> 239 Pu 238 U contains 92 protons + 146 neutrons 239 Pu contains 94 protons +145 neutrons It appears as though we lost 2 neutrons and gained 2 protons. How did this happen?
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Answer Protons and neutrons have approximately the same mass. Protons have a positive charge; neutrons are electrically neutral. What happens is: neutron-> proton + electron The process is called beta decay.
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Electricity from Wind
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Key Points Wind resources are capable of supplying the world’s current and potential future demands for electricity. The problem with incorporating wind as a dominant contribution to demand relates to its intrinsic variability. The problems with variability can be reduced by coupling outputs from wind farms over a distributed region. Other options could include battery storage or a smart grid that could allow demand to be adjusted according to supply.
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Modern land-based turbines have capacities of typically 2.5 MW; The rotor stands 80-100 m above the ground; The blades are 50 m long .
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