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  • A terrifying reality unfolds brought on by the damage caused to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami.  With this disaster ultimately comes questions pertaining to what nuclear power is, how it is managed and what a nuclear power plant actually does. Nuclear power is produced by controlled (non-explosive) nuclear reactions.  Commercial and utility plants currently use nuclear fission reactions to heat water and produce steam which is then pushed through a turbine to generate electricity.  Nuclear power produces 6% of the world’s electricity with France and Japan producing about 50% of that total.  There are also numerous nuclear powered naval vessels in the world, at least 150 currently declassified. How a Nuclear […]

    How a Nuclear Power Plant works

    A terrifying reality unfolds brought on by the damage caused to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami.  With this disaster ultimately comes questions pertaining to what nuclear power is, how it is managed and what a nuclear power plant actually does. Nuclear power is produced by controlled (non-explosive) nuclear reactions.  Commercial and utility plants currently use nuclear fission reactions to heat water and produce steam which is then pushed through a turbine to generate electricity.  Nuclear power produces 6% of the world’s electricity with France and Japan producing about 50% of that total.  There are also numerous nuclear powered naval vessels in the world, at least 150 currently declassified. How a Nuclear […]

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