Adam Gonzales and Jaden Aguilera
How is Nuclear Energy formed?
Nuclear power is derived from energy that is released when relatively large atoms are spilt in a spilt in a series of controlled nuclear reactiong. The resulting heat is used to boil water which drives a steam turbine to generate electricity. The process of splitting an atom is a nuclear fission.
Is this a renewable or nonrewnewable resource?
Uranium is found in rocks all over the world. Nuclear power plants usually use a very rare type of uranium, u-235, uranium is a non-renewable resource. Nuclear energy is a popular way of generating electricity around the world.
What are the advantages of using Nuclear Energy?
Nuclear power generators does emit relatively low amounts of carbon dioxide (co2). The emissions of green house gases and therefore the contribution of nuclear power plants to global warming is therefore relatively little.
What are the disadvantages of using Nuclear Energy?
Nuclear reactors are expensive to run. Nuclear waste is highly toxic, and needs to be safely stored for hundreds or thousands of years (storage is extremely expensive).
Are there any harmful effects to the Earth during the process of collecting or harnessing Nuclear Energy?
There have been three major accidents in the history of civil nuclear power but other than that it is pretty safe.