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Monday, March 14, 2011

How Does a Nuclear Power Plant Work?

Watching all the news coverage on Japan's catastrophic disasters that started with the 8.9 earthquake that has now been upgraded to a 9.0, followed by a tsunami, followed by more than one explosion at a nuclear facility. They have been worried about meltdown or a Chernobyl level disaster.

So far, the rating of the plant's explosions have been rated a 4. Chernobyl was a 7. But, 160 workers have been reported with radiation-related sickness, thousands evacuated and more told to stay in their houses.

It made me wonder how these plants even work. Of course, my prayers and - for what it's worth, my thoughts, are with them - But, here's a good resource I found on how nuclear power works.

How Stuff Works