Nuclear energy is a non-renewable energy source that comes from the nucleus of atoms. Nuclear fusion is when the nuclei of atoms are combined or fused together. Nuclear fission is when the nuclei of atoms are split apart. Nuclear power plants produce electricity by using nuclear fission.
What are the 2 forms of nuclear energy?
There are two fundamental nuclear processes considered for energy production: fission and fusion.
What is nuclear energy and its type?
Nuclear Energy is discharged by nuclear reactions either by fission or fusion. In nuclear fusion, atoms combine to form a larger atom. In nuclear fission, the division of atoms takes place to form smaller atoms by releasing energy. Nuclear power plants produce energy using nuclear fission.
What are the examples of energy?
Energy exists in many different forms. Examples of these are: light energy, heat energy, mechanical energy, gravitational energy, electrical energy, sound energy, chemical energy, nuclear or atomic energy and so on. Each form can be converted or changed into the other forms.
Where is nuclear energy used?
Top five nuclear electricity generation countries, 2019
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Why is nuclear energy bad?
Nuclear energy produces radioactive waste
A major environmental concern related to nuclear power is the creation of radioactive wastes such as uranium mill tailings, spent (used) reactor fuel, and other radioactive wastes. These materials can remain radioactive and dangerous to human health for thousands of years.