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.