How do nuclear power stations work?

Q5. How do nuclear power stations work?

Ans. Inside the reactor there are fuel rods made from pellets of uranium dioxide, separated by spacers. When the station goes ’on-line’, a nuclear fission chain reaction is set up in the fuel rods. This is slowed down by control rods, which absorb the neutrons so that heat is produced steadily to drive the steam turbines that generate electricity.

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