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    • Nuclear Energy By: Lian Arzbecker
    • What It Is
      • It is uses the nucleus of an atom to create energy
      • Nuclear energy is powered by mainly Uranium atoms
      • There are two ways to release the energy in an atom: fission and fusion
    • Fuel for Nuclear Energy
      • Fission splits the original atom into smaller atoms to create energy
      • Fusion is the opposite of fission; it combines multiple atoms to create one large atom, to form energy
    • How It Works
      • The energy from the atoms is transferred into usable energy by water reactors
    • Types of Reactors
      • Only two types of water reactors are used in the U.S.A.
      • The Boiling-Water Reactor uses nuclear energy to turn water into steam, which powers the steam generator
      • The Pressured-Water Reactor keeps water under pressure, which flows into turbine-generator, creating power
    • Nuclear Power is Good!
      • It uses a very little amount of resources to create energy (One ton of Uranium has equal use to about 120,000 tons of coal)
      • It does not create air pollution like coal and oil plants do
      • It is not very
      • expensive
    • Nuclear Power Is Good!
      • It is reliable because it does not use very much fuel, so a natural disaster would not affect it very much
      • It is safe because the risk of death, in comparison to coal mining, is lower
    • Where Nuclear Power Stands Now
      • Nuclear energy currently supplies 15-20% (about 1/5), of the U.S.A.’s power
      • In France Nuclear power is a main source for energy, at 80% (about 4/5)
    • Bibliography
      • &quot;EIA Energy Kids - Uranium (nuclear).&quot; Under Construction . N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Nov. 2009. <http://tonto.eia.doe.gov/kids/energy.cfm?page=nuclear_home-basics>.
      • &quot;The Pros and Cons of Nuclear Energy.&quot; Free Website Hosting - Tripod free website templates to make your own free website . N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Nov. 2009. <http://members.tripod.com/funk_phenomenon/nuclear/procon.htm>.
      • &quot;World Nuclear Transport Institute | Nuclear transport facts | Facts and figures | Key facts.&quot; World Nuclear Transport Institute . N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Nov. 2009. <http://www.wnti.co.uk/nuclear-transport-facts/facts-and-figures/key-facts>.
      • &quot;What is Nuclear Energy?.&quot; Westinghouse Electric Company, LLC . N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Nov. 2009. <http://library.thinkquest.org/3471/nuclear_energy.html>.