A nuclear meltdown is an informal term for a severe nuclear reactor accident that results in core damage from overheating. The term is not officially defined by the International Atomic Energy Agency or by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
This is a really well done infographic. I just want to look into how Thorium is sourced, handled, preserved and at what potential cost. Diagram of Thorium, an alternative fissionable element suitable for nuclear energy production.
This is a photo of nuclear fuel bundle being lifted from the reactor core. The characteristic blue glow of nuclear reactors is due to Cherenkov radiation or charged particles exceeding the speed of light in a medium.
In order to turn nuclear fission into electrical energy, nuclear power plant operators have to control the energy given off by the enriched uranium and allow it to heat water into steam. Enriched uranium typically is formed into inch-long