Patrick Hargreaves

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This is a photo of nuclear fuel bundle being lifted from the reactor core. The characteristic blue glow of nuclear reactors is due to Cherenkov radiation or charged particles exceeding the speed of light in a medium.

This is a photo of nuclear fuel bundle being lifted from the reactor core. The characteristic blue glow of nuclear reactors is due to Cherenkov radiation or charged particles exceeding the speed of light in a medium.

BP refinery power.

The control room of Grangemouth Oil Refinery, Stirlingshire, Photo: Arthur Tanner/Fox Photos/Getty Images.

Cooling Towers of Thorpe Marsh Abandoned Power Plant, Doncaster, UK - remained operational until 1994

Cooling Towers of Thorpe Marsh Abandoned Power Plant, Doncaster, UK - remained operational until 1994 -- au secours-

Grangemouth-oil-refinery

Dysprosium is a major rare earth metal used in nuclear research and in particular nuclear power stations to prevent the nuclear reactors from overheating due to its ability to capture neutrons and modulate how hot the nuclear reactors get.