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Problem 6.7
For each of the following, create a schematic diagram and describe and list its advantages and
(a) Boiling water reactor
(b) Pressurized water reactor
(c) Breeder reactor
Problem 6.8
Create a block diagram of, and describe, the nuclear fuel cycle. List the risks at each step.
Problem 6.9
Why is there no danger of a nuclear power plant reactor exploding like an atomic bomb?
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