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Q: Compared to standard fission reactors, fast-neutron reactors are
A: In contrast to most normal nuclear reactors, however, a fast reactor uses a coolant that is not an efficient moderator, such as liquid sodium, so its neutrons remain high-energy. [ Although these fast neutrons are not as good at causing fission, they are readily captured by an isotope of uranium (U238), which then becomes plutonium (Pu239). This plutonium isotope can be reprocessed and used as
more reactor fuel or in the production of nuclear weapons. Reactors can be designed to maximize plutonium production, and in some cases they actually produce more fuel than they consume. These reactors are called breeder reactors. ]
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User: In the United States and many countries in Europe, there is renewed interest in nuclear power plants because of (Points : 5)

User: The Chernobyl nuclear accident about 25 years ago

User: Over the past 20 years in the United States, nuclear power production

User: Compared to standard fission reactors, fast-neutron reactors are

Weegy: In contrast to most normal nuclear reactors, however, a fast reactor uses a coolant that is not an efficient moderator, such as liquid sodium, so its neutrons remain high-energy. [ Although these fast neutrons are not as good at causing fission, they are readily captured by an isotope of uranium (U238), which then becomes plutonium (Pu239). This plutonium isotope can be reprocessed and used as more reactor fuel or in the production of nuclear weapons. Reactors can be designed to maximize plutonium production, and in some cases they actually produce more fuel than they consume. These reactors are called breeder reactors. ]
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despite renewed interest in recycling the fuel. Europe ... Today there are 104 nuclear power plants in the United States... ... for many countries, including the United States
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