Nuclear energy offers a number of economic and environmental benefits. For starters, nuclear energy is by far the most concentrated energy type. A significant amount of nuclear ene...
Nuclear energy is energy in the nucleus (core) of an atom. In nuclear fission, atoms are split apart to form smaller atoms, releasing energy.
The fuel most widely used by nuclear plants for nuclear fission is uranium.
Nuclear power is the use of nuclear reactions that release nuclear energy to
generate heat, which most frequently is then used in steam turbines to produce ...
NEI promotes the beneficial uses of nuclear energy, America's leading source of
carbon-free electricity. Discover why nuclear is key to our energy future.
reactors have these components in common:
Fuel – Uranium, a radioactive, heavy metal ore, is the most common fuel for nuclear
reactors. Boiling water reactor (BWR) – In this type of reactor, fission produces heat that boils water in the reactor core. Steam is ... More »
Nuclear energy is the energy in the nucleus, or core, of an atom. Atoms are tiny
units that make up all matter in the universe. Energy is what holds the nucleus ...
There are over 430 commercial nuclear power reactors operable in 31 countries,
with over 370000 MWe of total capacity. About 70 more reactors are under ...
News about nuclear energy and the 2011 nuclear crisis in Japan.
Nuclear energy tutorial from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).
Includes nuclear background, reactor design, radiation, emergency planning, ...
Nuclear industry to push for Australia to adopt 'clean, affordable power' ....
Planned Hinkley Point nuclear power station under fire from energy industry.