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Most people have a rather simple understanding of how a nuclear reactor works. That is, they know that uranium atoms split into parts (i.e. they “fission”) in a reactor. They also may have a very basic understanding of how a nuclear plant generates electricity. It does so in much the same way coal or gas-fired ...

Good article, but if you're going into this sort of detail you also ought to cover some of the newer developments in reactor technology, such as pebble-bed reactors, which make severe accidents much less likely.

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