Nuclear Power

What is nuclear power?

Nuclear power is the energy obtained within a nuclear reactor from nuclear fission. This process is known as the breaking down atoms into smaller atoms. Huge amounts of energy is released during this process and we contain this energy to receive large amounts of heat which we use to evaporate water into steam. The steam is drawn through pipes to drive a turbine. Uranium-235 is the atom commonly broken down into smaller atoms which break into smaller ones and creates a chain reaction of atom splitting.

This revolutionary technology could be the solution to Earth's energy problem by providing CO2 emission free waste. However, after the Uranium has been split, we are left with an unusable amount of nuclear waste. Being extremely radioactive, we still have no current way to safely store it.

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An artist's rendition of an atom