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Nuclear energy. By Jeffrey. What is nuclear energy?. It is a clean energy source. It is made when neutrons hit Uranium 235. The energy in nuclear plants is fission. Benefits and Negatives. Some benefits are: It produces very little Carbon Dioxide.

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Nuclear energy

Nuclear energy

By Jeffrey


What is nuclear energy

What is nuclear energy?

  • It is a clean energy source.

  • It is made when neutrons hit Uranium 235.

  • The energy in nuclear plants is fission.


Benefits and negatives

Benefits and Negatives

Some benefits are:

  • It produces very little Carbon Dioxide.

  • The uranium pellets are very small, but one pellet produces the same amount of energy as 150 gallons of oil!

    Some negatives are:

  • Nuclear energy produces radioactive waste.

  • Nuclear energy is unrenewable.


How does nuclear energy work

How does nuclear energy work?

  • The fission produces heat that heats water into steam.

  • The steam turns a turbine to make electricity

  • The steam cools back into water in a cooling tower.


Types of reactors

Types of reactors

  • There are two types of reactors:

  • boiling water reactors and pressurized water reactors. ( BWR and PWR)


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BWRs

  • BWRs work by turning water into steam.

  • The steam turns a turbine that makes electricity

  • The steam cools down back into water in a cooling tower.


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PWRs

  • PWRs work by heating pressured water so that it doesn’t turn into steam

  • The hot water heats water in a steam generator

  • That steam turns a turbine.

  • The hot water flows back to the “engine” to be reheated


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Where

Where?

  • Nuclear energy is in many states such as:

  • Missouri, Illinois, Texas and more!

  • The one nuclear plant in Missouri is located in Callaway County, which is 80 miles away from St. Louis.


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Nuclear for future

Nuclear for future?

  • Nuclear wouldn’t be a good energy source for the future because:

  • Nuclear is unrenewable

  • Nuclear is very dangerous, and we need a safer way to store it.

  • However, scientist are thinking of burying radioactive waste in Yucca Mountain


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