Chernobyl (Perspectives on Modern World History) by David Nelson

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30 type in which the nuclear reaction is “moderated” or controlled by graphite (the same material found in so-called “lead” pencils). The graphite, formed into rods that can be inserted into or withdrawn from the reactor’s core, absorbs neutrons produced during the nuclear reaction. The amount of neutrons available governs the rate of the reaction and therefore the amount of power generated: as the rods are inserted, the reaction slows and generates less power, as they are withdrawn the reaction increases and generates more power.

Its nuclear power program, now gearing up for a major push, is one of the world’s PERSPECTIVES ON MODERN WORLD HISTORY 41 Chernobyl largest, ranking behind only the United States and France in capacity. Nuclear power now supplies about 9 percent of the country’s electricity needs, but that dependence is to be pushed up to about 19 percent by 1990, and 30 percent by 2000, according to recently adopted plans. Dependence on nuclear energy is particularly important in the European part of the Soviet Union, where there are few remaining natural energy resources and a concentration of industry.

Inspectors from the Vienna-based International Atomic Energy Agency visited the plants [in] summer [of 1985], including one in Voronezh, in central Russia. The Soviet Union now has 15 atomic power plants, with more than 30 reactors. Its nuclear power program, now gearing up for a major push, is one of the world’s PERSPECTIVES ON MODERN WORLD HISTORY 41 Chernobyl largest, ranking behind only the United States and France in capacity. Nuclear power now supplies about 9 percent of the country’s electricity needs, but that dependence is to be pushed up to about 19 percent by 1990, and 30 percent by 2000, according to recently adopted plans.

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