There are extreme environments inside deep mines. Any equipment to be used in these mines must be rugged and reliable. Nucleonic measurement instruments are widely used which must not be influenced by temperatures, pressures or volatility of materials.
Small modular reactors (SMRs) are defined as nuclear reactors that generate three hundred megawatts or less. There has been a lot on interest and investment in developing these reactors as a better choice for the use of nuclear power to offset carbon emission than construction of more big conventional nuclear power reactors now in use.
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Most of my posts about nuclear energy concern the generation of electricity. Other uses such as creation of isotopes used in medical diagnosis and treatment or for the generation of heat for residential and business buildings. Today I am going to talk about several other possible uses of nuclear energy.