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Source: U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
 
Source: U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
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Latest revision as of 11:34, 29 May 2019

A reactor that produces more nuclear fuel than it consumes. A fertile material, such as uranium-238, when bombarded by neutrons, is transformed into a fissile material, such as plutonium-239, which can be used as fuel.

Source: U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission