The Power Of A Nuclear Reactor

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There are many ways to create power. Many of the modern power production systems are very costly to run. Some create power in ways that pollute the earth, and others use renewable resources. With new and upcoming ways to create power, prices for power are dropping. Nuclear Energy is a rising way to create large amounts of efficient power. A long process goes into creating Nuclear energy. Uranium is the product, found in most rocks, that powers the nuclear reactors. The uranium then goes through a process known as nuclear fission. “As uranium breaks down or decays, it produces heat inside the earth’s crust. A similar process generates heat inside a nuclear reactor” (Emirates, par. 5). The uranium then goes through a process called nuclear fission. “Nuclear fission is the process of splitting a nucleus in two. Inside the uranium fuel pellets, there are millions of uranium nuclei” (Emirates, par.6). Many people believe that uranium is the only way power is made in a nuclear reactor. But there are many forms of power that come out of nuclear fission. The nuclear fusion then heats water to a boiling point to create steam. “The steam in turn, spins large turbine blades that drive electrical generators” (Nuclear, par. 11). During that whole process, multiple ways of creating power are output. A great output would be the production of hydrogen. Hydrogen is a good source of power for various reasons. “Although hydrogen is abundant in the universe, it must be produced from
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