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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.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_power

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 ...

www.nei.org/Knowledge-Center/FAQ-About-Nuclear-Energy

FAQ About Nuclear Energy · Powered by Our People · Map of US Nuclear Plants · How Nuclear Reactors Work · Nuclear Statistics · Nuclear Fuel Processes ...

whatisnuclear.com/articles/nucenergy.html

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.

www.world-nuclear.org/information-library/current-and-future-generation/nuclear-power-in-the-world-today.aspx

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 ...

www.ucsusa.org/nuclear-power/nuclear-power-technology/how-nuclear-power-works

At a basic level, nuclear power is the practice of splitting atoms to boil water, turn turbines, and generate electricity.

www.ucsusa.org/nuclear-power

Nuclear power offers great promise as an energy solution—but safety and cost concerns are significant barriers.

www.energy.gov/ne/office-nuclear-energy

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

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

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

www.theguardian.com/environment/nuclearpower

Challenge Conservatives on energy priorities and cuts to renewables. Onshore .... Switch from nuclear to coal-fired power linked to low birth weight in US region.