By: Reece, Diamond, Brittney, Avery
What Is Nuclear Energy?
Nuclear energy is the energy released during nuclear fission or fusion, especially when used to generate electricity. Water is turned into steam, which is turn drives turbine generators to produce electricity. The difference is the source of heat. At nuclear power plants, the heat to make the steam is created when uranium atoms split- called fission.
where are they?
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Development Of Technology.
-France is the largest user of nuclear energy.
-Nuclear reactors are built for making electricity in 60s and 70s.
-75% of Frances electricity coming from nuclear reactors.
-The U.S. built 104 Reactors
Concerns For Wildlife.
Nuclear energy has one of the lowest impacts on the environment of any energy source because it does not emit air pollution, isolates its waste from the environment and requires a relatively small amount of land. Nuclear energy stations do not emit criteria pollutants or greenhouse gases when they generate electricity.