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  1. 1. Nuclear Energy By: Lian Arzbecker
  2. 2. What It Is <ul><li>It is uses the nucleus of an atom to create energy </li></ul><ul><li>Nuclear energy is powered by mainly Uranium atoms </li></ul><ul><li>There are two ways to release the energy in an atom: fission and fusion </li></ul>
  3. 3. Fuel for Nuclear Energy <ul><li>Fission splits the original atom into smaller atoms to create energy </li></ul><ul><li>Fusion is the opposite of fission; it combines multiple atoms to create one large atom, to form energy </li></ul>
  4. 4. How It Works <ul><li>The energy from the atoms is transferred into usable energy by water reactors </li></ul>
  5. 5. Types of Reactors <ul><li>Only two types of water reactors are used in the U.S.A. </li></ul><ul><li>The Boiling-Water Reactor uses nuclear energy to turn water into steam, which powers the steam generator </li></ul><ul><li>The Pressured-Water Reactor keeps water under pressure, which flows into turbine-generator, creating power </li></ul>
  6. 6. Nuclear Power is Good! <ul><li>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) </li></ul><ul><li>It does not create air pollution like coal and oil plants do </li></ul><ul><li>It is not very </li></ul><ul><li>expensive </li></ul>
  7. 7. Nuclear Power Is Good! <ul><li>It is reliable because it does not use very much fuel, so a natural disaster would not affect it very much </li></ul><ul><li>It is safe because the risk of death, in comparison to coal mining, is lower </li></ul>
  8. 8. Where Nuclear Power Stands Now <ul><li>Nuclear energy currently supplies 15-20% (about 1/5), of the U.S.A.’s power </li></ul><ul><li>In France Nuclear power is a main source for energy, at 80% (about 4/5) </li></ul>
  9. 9. Bibliography <ul><li>&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>. </li></ul><ul><li>&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>. </li></ul><ul><li>&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>. </li></ul><ul><li>&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>. </li></ul>

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