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nuclear power

n.
1. Power, especially electricity, the source of which is nuclear fission.
2. A nation or group possessing nuclear weapons.

nuclear power

n
(General Physics) power, esp electrical or motive, produced by a nuclear reactor. Also called: atomic power

nuclear power

Not to be used without appropriate modifier. See also civil nuclear power; major nuclear power; military nuclear power; nuclear nation; nuclear weapons state.
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Noun1.nuclear power - nuclear energy regarded as a source of electricity for the power grid (for civilian use)nuclear power - nuclear energy regarded as a source of electricity for the power grid (for civilian use)
atomic energy, nuclear energy - the energy released by a nuclear reaction
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But it is not just the dumping of nuclear waste, as we should all be protesting vociferously against the actual building of nuclear fission power stations - especially that of Hinkley Point (with Chinese finance), just across the Bristol Channel.
FOR the sake of future generations we should be very alert and vigilant to the potential of dumping nuclear waste off the coast of Wales - or indeed under the Welsh mainland - we must not be seen as a soft option and have other countries queuing up to dump their unwanted nuclear waste in Wales But it is not just the dumping of nuclear waste, as we should all be protesting vociferously against the actual building of nuclear fission power stations - especially that of Hinkley Point (with Chinese finance), just across the Bristol Channel.
* Outsized operating expenses: Current fission power plants require a high degree of training, with typically 500 employees for a 1,000 MW plant.
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Though the tech is still a prototype, it worked as the agency expected and generated electricity with fission power, while demonstrating signs of stability and safety.
Los Alamos National Laboratory, in partnership with NASA Research Centers and other DOE National Labs, is developing and rapidly maturing a suite of very small fission power sources to meet power needs that range from hundreds of Watts-electric (We) to 100 kWe.
(i) Fission power relative to nominal, %, and time of maximum power, s (result C1)
"It underlines our leading expertise in nuclear remote handling and robotics and highlights the key role we are playing in developing future nuclear technologies while continuing to support the existing nuclear fission power industry."
In resolving the complex problems that fusion and fission power present we will be in a much better position to address commercial needs in other sectors, from mining to oil and gas extraction and processing, through to space exploration.
"The imminent second nuclear era requires the introduction of inherently more efficient, safer, cheaper, nuclear fission power. This would be obtainable with liquid fuelled technology--namely the MSR --which is the best out of the six Gen IV options, but not the option nearest implementation."