Nuclear Power Plants

Nuclear power is a mainstream technology for producing gigawatt-scale electricity in city-scale power plants. A nuclear power plant might replace a large coal-fired power plant and has: a) the advantage of producing no greenhouse gases and other pollution like coal-fired power plants do, and b) the disadvantage of producing nuclear waste.

Nuclear Energy Explained: How does it work? 1/3
(part 2)(part 3)
Inside a nuclear reactor core – Bang Goes The Theory – BBC
How do nuclear power plants work? – M. V. Ramana and Sajan Saini
What is nuclear energy? Shrink down to an atom and find out
The fight to rethink (and reinvent) nuclear power

The Natural Nuclear Reactor

Oklo, the Two Billion Year Old Nuclear Reactor
How This Rare Natural Fission Reactor Could Solve Our Nuclear Waste Problem

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