By: Zachery Cottle
Where is uranium found?
Earth’s supply of Uranium is at 30 times that of Silver. This is because Uranium can be found in topsoil anywhere on the planet as well as in the mantle. Scientist even theorize that the natural decay of Uranium and other radioactive elements is what heats the Earth’s core and mantle causing convection currents in the magma and creating plate tectonics.
How does uranium produce energy?
Neutrons are "shot" at the uranium, forcing the uranium atoms to split into smaller atoms and release more neutrons causing a chain reaction. This creates A LOT of heat which is used to turn water into steam and the steam spins a turbine which produces electricity.