Nuclear Fusion Press Release

Karis Carlton

How Nuclear Fusion Produces Energy

Hello, my name is Dr. Karis Carlton and my partner and I have discovered that nuclear fusion can be used as an energy source!! In nuclear fusion, you get energy when two atoms join together to form one. in a fusion reactor, hydrogen atoms come together to form helium atoms, neutrons, and vast amount of energy. Its the same type of reaction that powers hydrogen bombs and the sun. this would be cleaner, safer, and more abundant source of power than nuclear fission.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_fusion
http://science.howstuffworks.com/fusion-reactor1.htm

Nuclear Fission

Current nuclear reactors use nuclear fission to generate power. In nuclear fission you get energy by splitting one atom into two atoms. in a convectional nuclear reactor, high-energy neutrons split heavy atoms of Uranium, yielding large amounts of energy, radiation, and radioactive waste that last for long periods of time.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_fission
http://science.howstuffworks.com/fusion-reactor1.htm

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Safety Concerns

Nuclear Energy

Economic Impact

Construction of nuclear plants creates a range of
export opportunities. Depending on the design,
a single new reactor requires approximately:

  • 500 to 3,000 nuclear grade valves

  • 125 to 250 pumps

  • 44 miles of piping

  • 300 miles of electrical wiring

  • 90,000 electrical components