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 billions of reactions every second. The waste products from these reactions are radioactive which is why a nuclear power plants are controversial.
- It is the SPLITTING of atoms
- This releases energy in the form of heat and two or three extra neutrons
- These are absorbed by other atoms and cause further fission
- The production of radioactive waste makes it very expensive to dismantle a reactor. This process is…