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Animated Images of Plants PWR and BWR

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There are two types of typical reactors in the United States: Pressurized-water reactor and Boiling-water reactors. See typical animated images below and learn how they generate electricity.

Pressurized-Water Reactor (PWR)

The Pressurized Water Reactor (PWR)

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View an Animated Image of a Pressurized Reactor

Boiling-Water Reactor (BWR) And the Boiling Water Reactor (BWR)

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View an Animated Image of a Boiling-Water Reactor

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