P6 - Nuclear Fission

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Nuclear Power produces energy that is converted into electrical energy.
Nuclear fuel does not burn, a process called NUCLEAR FISSION takes
place
A neutron is fired at
uranium
The neutron is then absorbed
Which makes the atom extremely unstable
It splits into smaller atoms
Releasing more neutrons and energy
Later...
The neutrons can then collide into more uranium, causing more fission
and more neutrons to be released
This is called a CHAIN REACTION
The new atoms that are formed are radioactive.

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