Nuclear power stations
Use uranium as a fuel.
The type of reaction that heats the water is nuclear fission.
The reaction takes place within the core.
The steam is produced within the cooling tower.
Are nuclear power stations safe?
Many people argue that nuclear power stations are not safe due to all of the radioactive waste that is produced from the fission reaction. This waste is very harmful to the environment and is as follows:
Intermediate level waste
This waste consists of fuel cladding.
It is a dangerous waste because the radioactivity of it stays the same for 10s of 1000s of years.
It is hard to find somewhere to store this waste safely but at…