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Uses Enriched Uranium to produce Radiation
Generates a massive amount of Heat.
The Research Reactor requires 6kg/s of water as coolant, heating it up to 400 C, then dropping it as a falling liquid which quickly turns to steam. It cannot release coolant unless the ambient pressure is below 150kg. The Reactor consumes 12kg of Refined Uranium per cycle and produces 1200kg of 400 C Nuclear Waste as a byproduct.
Its Heat production right now is estimated to be between 7 and 8MDTU/s.
When the water input pipe is blocked or the surrounding atmosphere has reached maximum pressure the Nuclear Reactor will continue to build up Heat and will melt down when the Enriched Uranium inside reaches about 700°C, at which point the Research Reactor will explode. It violently shoots Corium around, giving nearby tiles Meteor Damage, leak liquid Nuclear Waste, and give off gaseous Nuclear Fallout.