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GLRPPR Sector Resource: Nuclear Energy Factsheet

Title:
Nuclear Energy Factsheet

Abstract:
Nuclear power plants generate electricity by using controlled nuclear fission chain reactions (i.e., splitting atoms) to heat water and produce steam to power turbines. Nuclear is often labeled a "clean" energy source because no greenhouse gases (GHGs) or other air emissions are released from the power plant. As the U.S. and other nations search for low-emission energy sources, the benefits of nuclear power must be weighed against the operational risks and the challenges of storing radioactive waste.

URL:
http://css.snre.umich.edu/sites/default/files/Nuclear_Energy_Factsheet_CSS11-15.pdf

Source:
Center for Sustainable Systems - University of Michigan

Resource Type:
Fact sheet/checklist

Date of Publication:
August 2016

Associated Sectors:

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