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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 electricity in a nuclear power plant. The term includes nuclear fission, nuclear decay and nuclear fusion. Presently, the nuclear fission of elements in the actinide series ...

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

Knowledge Center. Home > Knowledge Center > FAQ About Nuclear Energy. 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 · Industry Innovation · Other Nuclear Energy Applications  ...

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.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.eia.gov/energyexplained/index.cfm?page=nuclear_home

In nuclear fission, atoms are split apart, which releases energy. All nuclear power plants use nuclear fission, and most nuclear power plants use uranium atoms. During nuclear fission, a neutron collides with a uranium atom and splits it, releasing a large amount of energy in the form of heat and radiation. More neutrons are ...

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 construction. They provide over 11% of the world's electricity as continuous, reliable base-load power, without carbon dioxide emissions.

www.world-nuclear.org/information-library/country-profiles/countries-t-z/usa-nuclear-power.aspx

Nuclear Power in the United States. USA Nuclear Energy. The USA is the world's largest producer of nuclear power, accounting for more than 30% of worldwide nuclear generation of electricity. Following a 30-year period in which few new reactors were built, it is expected that 4-6 new units may come on line by 2020, the ...

energy.gov/science-innovation/energy-sources/nuclear

Nuclear power, the use of sustained nuclear fission to generate heat and electricity, contributes nearly 20 percent of the electricity generated in America. The United States has used nuclear power for more than 60 years to produce reliable, low-carbon energy and to support national defense activities. The Energy ...

www.ask.com/youtube?q=Nuclear+Energy&v=rcOFV4y5z8c
Mar 26, 2015 ... Nuclear Energy is a controversial subject. The pro- and anti-nuclear lobbies fight furiously, and it's difficult to decide who is right. So we're trying to clear up the issue - in this video we discuss how we got to where we are today, as the basis for discussion. Next week we'll be looking at the arguments for and ...