Can we assume that everyone knows that the misty cloud from a cooling tower at a nuclear plant — is simply water?
Well, it is never safe to assume. In this video excerpt from Powering America, workers at American nuclear plants explain how and why cooling towers work. In addition to confirming that, yes, the cloud one sees is merely from clean steam, the way these big cooling towers work is quite interesting in its own right.
One interesting point to start with: The water from the cooling tower at the Watts Barr nuclear plant in the video – is cleaner than the river it came from.
Thanks to Heritage Foundation for producing this video. Watch the Powering America film on the nuclear energy industry, as told by the people who make it go, in its entirety