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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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The Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) is pursuing its vision of nuclear technology for peaceful purposes and achieved another milestone with the operation of Chashma Nuclear Power Plant Unit-4 (C-4).
Operating for more than 20 years, the Daya Bay nuclear power base rigorously pursues the principles of safety first, quality foremost and operational excellence,' and its leading operating performance has been well-recognized worldwide, said Li Zhishen, deputy general manager of Daya Bay Nuclear Power Operation Management Co.
An area close to the Ulken village on the shores of Balkhash is the most favorable place to accommodate a nuclear power plant as it is located in an area of power shortages and at the same time has an extended grid to transmit the power to other places", Mr.
8 trillion kilowatt-hours of electricity in 2012, and nuclear power plants contributed 2 percent of the total.
A number of potential sites have been identified for the launch of new nuclear power plants in the country, and preliminary surveys have been carried out in order to select the construction site of these plants," Rastkhah told reporters on Monday on the sidelines of the ceremony to mark Iran's official taking over of the first unit of the Bushehr nuclear power plant from Russia.
The government apparently aims to demonstrate its policy of promoting international nuclear power business as boosting exports of infrastructure is a key pillar of the government's growth strategies.
Supported by the World Nuclear Association, the conference is the main platform in Asia for international nuclear regulators, nuclear energy agencies and operators to discuss challenges and opportunities that countries looking at establishing a nuclear power programme are facing.
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Nuclear power should contribute up to six percentage points," the China daily quoted an unidentified senior official, as saying.
No one has ever died from any British nuclear power station radiation.
As a result, the question of whether governments should encourage the construction of new nuclear power plants is no longer off the table in developed countries such as Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

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