Nuclear Fuels

Uranium is the fuel used in many nuclear power stations

  • Uranium is not burnt like coal or gas but undergoes nuclear fission
  • Atoms of uranium are split up which releases large amounts of energy (chain reactions)
  • Nuclear fission produces harmful radiation so people are sceptical
  • Waste from these reactions is also radioactive
  • Accidents are serious but very rare

This video covers Nuclear Fuels (Fission and Fusion)

This video covers Half life and the level of radiactivity with decrease over time

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