Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 34 - Think and Explain: 49

Answer

This procedure helps avoids radioactive contamination of the water.

Work Step by Step

The reactor water that passes through the nuclear core may be contaminated with bits of radioactive material, and we don't want to mix that with water that passes through the turbine.
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