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NOVA: Inside a Nuclear Control Room is supplemented by New York Times: Hazards of Storing Spent Fuel
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This New York Times interactive animation shows what happens in a boiling-water reactor (such as Japan's failed Fukushima reactor) when water levels in the cooling pools drop near the level of the radioactive fuel rods.


NOVA: Inside a Nuclear Control Room is supplemented by NPR: U.S. Must Make Nuclear Plants Safer
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This NPR article summarizes the findings of a 2011 U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission report on nuclear power plant safety. The conclusions: American power plants need changes to prevent a recurrence of the accident that destroyed Japan's Fukushima plant.



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