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Homework Help: Physics

Posted by brandy on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at 7:11pm.

In a serious accident,a neclear plant's reactor vessal cracks,and all of the cooling water drains out.Although nuclear fission stops,readioactive decay continues to heat the reactor's 2.5 x 10^5 kg uranium core at a rate of 120 Mega-Watts.Once the core reaches its melting point,how much energy will it takes to melt the core? How long will the melting take?

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