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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 ...

NRC: Nuclear Materials


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>).

Nuclear Energy Institute - Advancing Clean, Reliable Energy


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.

World Nuclear Association


Links to nuclear industry news and briefings from the World Nuclear Association, formerly the Uranium Institute.

Nuclear Information and Resource Service - NIRS


The national information and networking center for citizens and environmental activists concerned about nuclear power, radioactive waste, radiation and ...

Nuclear | Definition of Nuclear by Merriam-Webster


of, relating to, producing, or using energy that is created when the nuclei of atoms are split apart or joined together. : having or involving nuclear weapons.

Nuclear & Uranium - U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)


Five and a half years after Fukushima, 3 of Japan's 54 nuclear reactors are ... Updated EIA survey provides data on spent nuclear fuel in the United States.

Nuclear | Department of Energy


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

Nuclear Matters


Nuclear Energy in the U.S.. The role of nuclear energy plants in producing electricity, supporting jobs and lowering emissions in the United States. Learn More ...

Beyond Nuclear - Home


Beyond Nuclear aims to educate and activate the public about the connections between nuclear power and nuclear weapons and the need to abandon both to ...

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.