Nuclear Power Stations

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Uranium rods releases energy in the form of heat. In a nuclear power station this heat is used to boil water, which is used to drive turbines etc. The energy from each reaction is very small but there are biions of reactions every seconds. The waste products from these reactions are radioactive, which is why nuclear power plants are controversial. 

Nuclear Fission:

It is the splitting of atoms. This releases energy in the form of heat and two…


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