Rods of uranium are placed in water and the controlled nuclear decay of the rods heats the water. This water contains some dissolved uranium and so cannot be allowed to be released into the environment, so it is pumped through pipes to heat a second reservoir of water. This water boils and turns turbines to create electricity and leaving out of a cooling tower.
by Jill Kostowskie 4 years ago
What exactly will happen if the nuclear power plant completely fails in Japan?With the aftermath of the earthquake in Japan affecting the nuclear power plant, how will a nuclear meltdown affect the rest of the world, if at all? Can the nuclear radiation travel to other continents if in can...
by Hugh Williamson 7 years ago
Nuclear energy is supposed to be part of the new U.S. energy strategy. We are assured that the new plants will be fail safe. How safe are they in the event of an unforeseen disaster, like the Japanese quake?From Yahoo AP:Japan's nuclear safety agency said pressure inside one of six boiling water...
by Phoebe Pike 7 years ago
Should we research alternative energy resources, continue to use up the oil, revert back to horses and bovine animals for power, or something else entirely? What are your views on this matter and why?
by American View 7 years ago
I found thia news article and was wondering if its true. I was hoping it was not fro if Obama did order a blackout, this would be the most damming evidence that he does not care about what happens to Americans. I called a friend that works for FAA and confirmed the no-fly ban but said it did not...
by John Holden 7 years ago
Germany at least sees sense;-http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-13592208
by wiserworld 6 years ago
Are you a supporter of nuclear power plants?
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