Translation of boiling-water reactor in Spanish:

boiling-water reactor

reactor de agua en ebullición, n.

Pronunciation /bɔɪlɪŋ ˈwɔdər/ /ˈwɑdər riˈæktər/

noun

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    reactor de agua en ebullición masculine
    • Activists said that the reactor, an advanced boiling-water reactor, was used by a nuclear power plant in Japan, where several nuclear accidents have occurred.
    • The fraction of the reactor's fuel core replaced during refueling is typically one-fourth for a boiling-water reactor and one-third for a pressurized-water reactor.
    • Two advanced boiling-water reactors are being built in Japan.
    • RBMK-reactors (pressure-tube boiling-water reactors), which are cooled with light water and moderated with graphite, are now less commonly operated in some former Soviet Union bloc countries.
    • Light-water reactors are classified as either pressurized-water reactors or boiling-water reactors, depending on whether the coolant water is kept under pressure or not.