How a Nuclear Power Plant Works

by Ibrahim masri

how a power station works

A nuclear power plant is a power plant that is fueled by a radioactive element, uranium. the fuel is placed in a reactor and the atoms are allowed to split. The splitting procces releases great amount of energy. This energy is used to heat water into steam. From here, the mechanics of a steam power plant take over. The steam pushes on turbines, which force coils of wire to interact with a magnetic field. This generates an electric current.

What is Uranium?

Uranium is a silvery-white metallic chemical element in the actinide series of the periodic table, with symbol U and atomic number 92. A uranium atom has 92 protons and 92 electrons, of which 6 are valence electrons.

Chernobyl 1968

on 1986, April 26 a nuclear power station at chernobyl, Ukraine Exploded and killed hundreds of people and the whole city was wiped out. It is still dangerous to enter Chernobyl.