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Radiation can penetrate the human body and damage many extremely important cells and organs.
The burning of various other fuels create pollution in the air, thus creating acid rain, which can be destructive.
60% of our mined coal is gotten from strip mines, in which large machines tear out large chunks of land, and ravaging the earth, leaving the ecosystems unbalanced.
Today, nuclear generators generate around 20% of the U.S.A.s electricity.
The nuclear generators are over 70% of the worlds non-greenhouse gas creating energy sources.
Some resources needed for the reactor include:
Hot Fuel Examination Facility
Fuel Conditioning Facility
Fuel Manufacturing Facility
Electron Microscopy Laboratory
Radiochemistry Laboratory (RCL)
Neutron Radiography Reactor
Space and Security Power Systems Facility
Nuclear reactors are cost efficient, and can run 24 hours a day because they are not subject to change in weather.
Nuclear energy is one of the only energy sources that doesn't emit a large amount of air pollution.
Nuclear energy is when uranium atoms are split
Carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxides and sulfur dioxide are not produced when generating nuclear power, therefore reducing the amount of greenhouse gases.
The USA is the largest nuclear power producer in the word.
The USA generates around 30% of the world's nuclear power.
In 2013, the USA generated about 4294 tWh.
With just 100 nuclear power generators, about 19% of the USA's electric energy .
"The water in the reactor also serves as a coolant for the radioactive material, preventing it from overheating and melting down""
Around 443 reactors are generating electricity around the world in different countries
There are nuclear reactors in about 47 different countries
Cumbria, England had the first large scale nuclear reactor
"Nuclear power produces around 11% of the world's energy needs, and produces huge amounts of energy from small amounts of fuel, without the pollution that you'd get from burning fossil fuels."
Nuclear fission --> Heat water to make steam --> Steam Turns Turbines --> Turbines turn generators --> Electrical Power
"Low-level waste (LLW) includes radioactively contaminated protective clothing, tools, filters, rags, medical tubes, and many other items"
Residues after processing natural ores are called Uranium Mill Tailings
"Atoms are tiny particles that make up every object in the universe"
Uranium is the most used fuel for Nuclear Generators