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- Nuclear power : The energy produced from controlled (non-explosive) nuclear reactions. Commercial nuclear power plants currently use the heat energy derived from nuclear fission reactions to generate steam, which in turn is used to generate electricity or other energy.
- Radioactivity : The property of the unstable nuclei of chemical elements to decay into another isotope, emitting energy or particles
- Nuclear fission : A reaction by which a nucleus of a suitable isotope of an element with a high atomic number splits into two nuclei of lower atomic numbers and one or more neutrons and a relatively large release of energy per atom.
- Pressurized Water Reactor : A nuclear power reactor in which the heat of fission affects water in a primary loop, which is piped to a heat exchanger that generates steam in a secondary loop that drives the turbine; water in the primary but not the secondary loop is radioactive
- Nuclear power plant steam generation