Nuclear Fusion Press Release
December 10, 2015
Hello, I am Emily Mabe with the Fusion Lab informing you on our new discovery of nuclear fusion being used as an energy source.
How nuclear fusion produces energy?
Nuclear fusion is a nuclear reaction in which two or more atomic nuclei come very close and then collide at a very high speed and join to form a new nucleus. During this process, matter is not conserved because some of the matter of the fusing nuclei is converted to photons (energy). Nuclear fission is the splitting of the atoms and fusion is the joining of the atoms.
What are the safety concerns and precautions when using nuclear fusion?
- Possibility of a fuel melt down
- Radioactive waste may be produced
- Possible release of Tritium
What are the economic impact?
- No energy limitations, full access without an excess of greenhouse gases
- Much cheaper
- This would lead to cheaper cost of energy
- More people would be able to afford or access the energy