Nuclear Energy

What Is Nuclear Energy, Is It Safe, And How Does It Work

Definition Of Nuclear Energy

Noun; Energy realesed by reactions within atomic nuclei, as in nuclear fission or fusion.

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What Is Nuclear Energy?

Nuclear power plants do not burn fossil fuel, but there is some nuclear waste left from uranium. Uranium is a physical substance and has to be collected through mining. Raw uranium ore must be processed by leaching it with solvents, filtering it, and then converting it to uranium hexafluoride.
Nuclear power plants do not take up a lot of space. They also do not use fossil fuels to create energy or produce pollutants in the traditional form. The greatest disadvantage is the possibility of a nuclear meltdown, where the fission process goes out of control and creates enough heat to melt iron, cement, and everything in its path. Some scientists estimate the risk of a nuclear meltdown at a million to one. There have been at least two high-profile nuclear emergencies: near Three-Mile Island in 1979 and Chernobyl in 1986. Uranium used in nuclear plants does produce a waste, called plutonium, which cannot just be thrown away.

Is Nuclear Energy Safe?

No it can explode, so it is dangerous. It can explode if it's improperly operated, or handled. Nuclear explosions are also called, Nuclear Meltdowns. Scientists have researched to figure out the chances of the power plants explosions, which is a million to one.

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Explosion at Fukushima

How Does Nuclear Energy Work?

On one hand, atomic energy offers a clean energy alternative that frees us from the shackles of fossil fuel dependence. On the other, it summons images of disaster: quake-ruptured Japanese power plants belching radioactive steam, the dead zone surrounding Chernobyl's concrete sarcophagus.

But what happens inside a nuclear power plant to bring such marvel and misery into being? Imagine following a volt of electricity back through the wall socket, all the way through miles of power lines to the nuclear reactor that generated it. You'd encounter the generator that produces the spark and the turbine that turns it. Next, you'd find the jet of steam that turns the turbine and finally the radioactive uranium bundle that heats water into steam. Welcome to the nuclear reactor core.

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Nuclear Energy Power Plant Diagram


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This symbol represents that it is nuclear radiation in that area.

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Nuclear Explosion

This is a nuclear explosion, it is also called (because of its shape) a mushroom explosion.

How does it work: Nuclear energy