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Nuclear power

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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 ...

What is Nuclear? / Nuclear Energy

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Learn about what nuclear energy is (fission and fusion), were it comes from, and how it is harnessed. Also discusses basic pros and cons of nuclear reactors.

Nuclear Power Today | Nuclear Energy - World Nuclear Association

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There are about 440 commercial nuclear power reactors operable in 31 countries , with over 380000 MWe of total capacity. About 65 more reactors are under ...

Nuclear Power in South Africa | South African Nuclear Energy ...

www.world-nuclear.org/information-library/country-profiles/countries-o-s/south-africa.aspx

South Africa has two nuclear reactors generating 5% of its electricity at Koeberg. South African government commitment to the future of nuclear energy is strong, ...

Nuclear Power Is Too Safe to Save the World From Climate Change ...

www.wired.com/2016/04/nuclear-power-safe-save-world-climate-change/

Apr 3, 2016 ... Later this year, a nuclear power reactor will open in the US for the first time in two decades. But this reactor, called Watts Bar Unit 2—one of two ...

Nuclear Energy is the most certain future source.

www-formal.stanford.edu/jmc/progress/nuclear-faq.html

This page discusses nuclear energy as a part of a more general discussion of why human material progress is sustainable and should be sustained. Energy is  ...

Nuclear Energy - The New York Times

www.nytimes.com/topic/subject/nuclear-energy

News about nuclear energy and the 2011 nuclear crisis in Japan.

NRC: The Student Corner

www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/basic-ref/students.html

Nuclear energy tutorial from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). Includes nuclear background, reactor design, radiation, emergency planning, ...

Nuclear | Department of Energy

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Radioisotope Power Systems, a strong partnership between the Energy Department's Office of Nuclear Energy and NASA, has been providing the energy for ...

Office of Nuclear Energy | Department of Energy

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The Department of Energy Office of Nuclear Energy advances nuclear power as a resource capable of meeting the Nation's energy, environmental, and national ...

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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.
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Nuclear Energy Institute - Advancing Clean, Reliable Energy

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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.

History of Nuclear Energy - World Nuclear Association

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Outline History of Nuclear Energy, history of atomic theory, discoveries by Rontgen, Becquerel, Rutherford, Curie, history of commercial nuclear energy.

Nuclear power | Environment | The Guardian

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Apr 30, 2016 ... Thirty years on from one of the worst radiation leaks in history, several countries have moved to phase out nuclear energy production altogether ...