Nuclear power stations generate electricity through the fission, or splitting, of uranium atoms inside the reactor core, which generates extreme amounts of heat. The core is surrounded with water, which boils due to the ... More »

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Since nuclear energy does not depend on fossil fuels, it offers benefits including reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and dependence on fluctuating oil or gas prices. As of 2014, the worldwide fleet of nuclear reacto... More »

Nuclear submarines are powered by a nuclear reactor located in the rear of the submarine. The nuclear reactor works similarly to a steam engine by heating water into steam. The reactor produces energy in the form of gamm... More »

Nuclear energy provides power, heat and electricity by splitting atoms in a process called nuclear fission. The heat produced by fission creates steam that powers the turbines, thus generating electricity. Nuclear energy... More »

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Nuclear plants use a process called fission to generate enough energy to boil large amounts of water and turn it into steam. The steam then spins turbines that generate electricity, which utility companies distribute to ... More »

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Nuclear power is generated via a process known as fission in nuclear power plants that are designed to convert the latent heat of radioactive decay into electrical power. The fuel for the reaction is any of a number of r... More »

Nuclear power harnesses the energy from nuclear fission to heat water, using the steam to generate electricity. The controlled nuclear reaction in the heart of the reactor supplies the heat, and can be reduced or intensi... More »

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