What Are the Greenhouse Emissions from Nuclear Power?

What Are the Greenhouse Emissions from Nuclear Power?

  • Published: Apr 28th, 2010

Greenhouse gas emissions from nuclear power are low by just about any measure.

What is Nuclear Waste and What Do We Do With It?

What is Nuclear Waste and What Do We Do With It?

  • Published: Apr 27th, 2010

Radioactive waste is an unavoidable by-product of nuclear power that requires safe storage.

How Was Nuclear Energy Discovered?

How Was Nuclear Energy Discovered?

  • Published: Apr 26th, 2010

Nuclear power results from radiation, which was discovered around 1900. It took several decades after that for scientists to understand how to harness its energy - for power and for weapons.

Where in the World Is Nuclear Power?

Where in the World Is Nuclear Power?

  • Published: Apr 25th, 2010

Over 400 nuclear reactors are operating today in the world in 30 different countries.

What Are the Benefits and Risks of Nuclear Power?

What Are the Benefits and Risks of Nuclear Power?

  • Published: Apr 25th, 2010

Nuclear power emits much lower greenhouse gas emissions than electricity from coal but there is risk of a reactor accident, unresolved issues with radioactive waste disposal, and weapons.

How Do We Get Electricity from Nuclear Energy?

How Do We Get Electricity from Nuclear Energy?

  • Published: Apr 25th, 2010

The energy released from the nucleus of an atom – nuclear energy – is harnessed today by heating water to make steam. The steam turns a turbine that drives a generator to make electricity.