How a Nuclear Power plant works

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Nuclear Power Plants

In order to turn nuclear fission into electrical energy, nuclear power plant operators have to control the energy given off by the uranium and allow it to heat water into steam.
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Nuclear Power Plants

In a nuclear fueled power plant water is turned into steam, which in 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. Heres how the process works.

Firstly uranium is smashed against itself to create heat this is called nuclear fission.

Secondly, the heat is used to heat up the water and create lots of steam.

Thirdly, steam flows into a chamber and turns a turbine.

Finally, the turbine turns a generator which creates electricity.
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Interesting Facts

This pie chart shows what countries bought uranium in 2009.


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