Ever wonder how a
nuclear reactor works? Here are some graphics that will quickly bring
you up to speed on how electric generation works using nuclear fuel.
Nuclear reactor designs are defined in generations. The 3rd generations saw
a significant leap in safety.
Beyond the basic designs on how nuclear reactors work, new thinking is emerging on how to
use nuclear power. Creating small buried nuclear reactors that can power
whole villages for many years or nuclear facility designs that blend in
with their surroundings better are just a couple of examples of the
expanding design activity for nuclear reactor complexes.