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This PBS article explains the technical problems a nuclear reactor can face, prompted by the March 2011 Fukushima plant disaster. The article explains how a nuclear reactor works and which specific components can break.
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Modern Physics
- Nuclear Physics
= Nuclear Reactions
- Informal Education
- Reference Material
= Article
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image credit: NRC file photo; image source; larger image This resource was a Physics To Go feature from May 12, 2011 until May 25, 2011. View the feature here!


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Keyword: nuclear reactor
Record Creator: Metadata instance created May 11, 2011 by Raina Khatri
Record Updated: May 11, 2011 by Ed Lee
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AIP Format
(Public Broadcasting Service, Alexandria, 2011), WWW Document, (http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/2011/03/mechanics-of-a-meltdown-explained.html).
AJP/PRST-PER
Mechanics of a Meltdown Explained, (Public Broadcasting Service, Alexandria, 2011), <http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/2011/03/mechanics-of-a-meltdown-explained.html>.
APA Format
Mechanics of a Meltdown Explained. (2011, May 11). Retrieved October 24, 2014, from Public Broadcasting Service: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/2011/03/mechanics-of-a-meltdown-explained.html
Chicago Format
Public Broadcasting Service. Mechanics of a Meltdown Explained. Alexandria: Public Broadcasting Service, May 11, 2011. http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/2011/03/mechanics-of-a-meltdown-explained.html (accessed 24 October 2014).
MLA Format
Mechanics of a Meltdown Explained. Alexandria: Public Broadcasting Service, 2011. 11 May 2011. 24 Oct. 2014 <http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/2011/03/mechanics-of-a-meltdown-explained.html>.
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