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NPR: U.S. Must Make Nuclear Plants Safer same topic as New York Times: Hazards of Storing Spent Fuel
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This interactive resource from the New York Times animates the water cooling process in a boiling-water reactor like Japan's Fukushima plant, which was severely damaged by the 2011 tsunami. It shows graphically what happens if water suddenly drains from the storage pools that store radioactive fuel rods.


NPR: U.S. Must Make Nuclear Plants Safer supplements NOVA: Inside a Nuclear Control Room
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This NOVA-created Flash interactive features an exact replica of a working nuclear power plant in New England.



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