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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.umich.edu/factsheets/nuclear-energy-factsheet

Source:
Center for Sustainable Systems - University of Michigan

Resource Type:
Fact sheet/checklist

Date of Publication:
August 2017

Associated Sectors:

  P2Rx

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