from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One that reacts to a stimulus.
- n. Electronics A circuit element, such as a coil, used to introduce reactance.
- n. Physics A nuclear reactor.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A person who behaves in response to a suggestion, stimulation or some other influence.
- n. A structure used to contain chemical or other reactions.
- n. A device which uses atomic energy to produce heat.
- n. A chemical substance which responds to the presence or contact with another substance.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A choking coil.
- n. A nuclear reactor.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who or that which reacts; specifically: In electricity, a reactive coil.
- n. In experimental psychology, the observer in a reaction experiment; the person who executes a movement in response to a prearranged sensory stimulus.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (physics) any of several kinds of apparatus that maintain and control a nuclear reaction for the production of energy or artificial elements
- n. an electrical device used to introduce reactance into a circuit
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The “construction jobs” ‘created’ to build the nuclear reactor *** ARE *** counted as “green jobs” since the reactor is a green source of electricity.
Also, due to the latent radioactivity in the reactor core, the decommissioning of a reactor is a slow process which has to take place in stages; the plans of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority for decommissioning reactors have an average 50 year time frame.
This reactor is an excellent and elegant solution to the non-polluting heat source problem.
EDF said that while the future of the third Calvert Cliffs reactor is unclear, it "remains committed to pursuing new nuclear [power plants] in the U.S."
Once the reactor is built, the several thousand construction jobs are ended — leaving a residual of only perhaps 600 permanent jobs.
Israel insists it will not be the first to introduce nuclear weapons into the Middle East, but pictures leaked by a former technician at Israel's main reactor in 1986 led experts to estimate that Israel has world's sixth-largest nuclear arsenal.
That Constellation would not sign a power purchase agreement for its own reactor is a stunning admission that atomic energy cannot compete with natural gas or renewables.
Because the reactor is based on a 50-year-old design that has proved safe for students to use, few countries are expected to object to plants on their territory
When the reactor is operating normally, it releases well under 5% of the radiation that an equivalent-capacity coal plant does, so it will take 20 years for one nuke plant to radiate the environment as much as the coal plant does.
The reactor is four decades old, and may be reaching the end of its practical lifetime.