Thursday, March 17, 2011

Word of the Day - "Recriticality"

Nytimes is always an interesting read, where today's work of the day comes from
"Recriticality" occurs when spent fuel rods that hold a vertical stack of cylindrical uranium oxide pellets start to melt and become critical in nuclear terms and resume the fission that previously took place inside the reactor, spewing out radioactive byproducts.       

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