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Kernkraftwerk Neckarwestheim, Baden-Württemberg.
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Dodewaard Nuclear Reactor, viewed from the riverbank in it's disassembled/inactive state awaiting demolition
The "Baker" explosion, part of Operation Crossroads, a nuclear weapon test by the United States military at Bikini Atoll, Micronesia, on 25 July 1946. The wider, exterior cloud is actually just a condensation cloud caused by the Wilson chamber effect, and was very brief. There was no classic mushroom cloud rising to the stratosphere, but inside the condensation cloud the top of the water geyser formed a mushroom-like head called the cauliflower, which fell back into the lagoon (compare with this image, a photo taken slightly later, after the condensation cloud had cleared). The water released by the explosion was highly radioactive and contaminated many of the ships that were set up near it. Some were otherwise undamaged and sent to Hunter's Point in San Francisco, California, United States, for decontamination. Those which could not be decontaminated were sunk a number of miles off the coast of San Francisco.
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Schematic diagram of the pressurised heavy water cooled version of a CANDU (CANada Deuterium-Uranium) nuclear reactor.
- The pressurized heavy water (PHW) cooled version was the first type to be developed and is by far the most widely used.
- A pressurised heavy water reactor is a nuclear power reactor that uses unenriched natural uranium as nuclear fuel and heavy water as moderator and as primary coolant. The heavy water is kept under pressure in order to raise its boiling point, allowing it to be heated to higher temperatures and thereby carry more heat out of the reactor core.
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