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Nuclear power station turbine. The turbine is housed in the cylindrical area at centre, and is partially sunk into the floor. It is driven by heated steam that rotates the turbine to generate electricity. The power to generate the steam and drive it through the turbine is from a controlled nuclear fission reaction, powered by uranium or plutonium fuel. This turbine is part of the Volgodonsk nuclear power station, in Rostov-na- Donu, Russia, Photographed in 2007.
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