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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.

Nuclear power - Wikipedia

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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?

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A no-nonsense public education site on nuclear energy.

NRC: Nuclear Materials

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Special Nuclear Material consists of plutonium, uranium-233 or uranium with U <sup>233</sup> or U<sup>235</sup> content greater than that found in nature (i.e., >0.71% U<sup>235</sup>).

FAQ About Nuclear Energy - Nuclear Energy Institute

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FAQ About Nuclear Energy. + The Basics. What is nuclear energy? Nuclear power plants split uranium atoms inside a reactor in a process called fission.

2016 -- The Year In Nuclear - Forbes

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Jan 3, 2017 ... Nuclear energy and nuclear weapons had quite a year in 2016. Our new President-elect made nuclear more front and center than it has been ...

Trump Is Right. U.S. Should Greatly Strengthen Nuclear [Energy ...

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Dec 24, 2016 ... Nuclear is also a word that can mean clean, abundant, reliable energy. “Nukes” is a word that is frequently used as a term of endearment for ...

Nuclear | Definition of Nuclear by Merriam-Webster

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Define nuclear: of, relating to, producing, or using energy that is created when the nuclei of atoms are split apart or joined… — nuclear in a sentence.

China Nuclear Power | Chinese Nuclear Energy - World Nuclear ...

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Mainland China has many nuclear power reactors in commercial operation, many more under construction, and still more new nuclear power plants planned to ...

Nuclear - Energy Explained, Your Guide To Understanding Energy ...

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Oct 26, 2016 ... Nuclear energy is energy in the core of an atom. Atoms are the tiny particles in the molecules that make up gases, liquids, and solids. Atoms ...