Is nuclear power good or bad?

Answer On One Hand: Cleaner Than Fossil FuelsNuclear power plants do not emit the harmful greenhouse gases and pollution that coal and oil power plants do--making nuclear a "clean" energy. In addition, nu... Read More »

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What nuclear power station was the site of the world's worst nuclear power plant accident in 1986?

The world's worst nuclear disaster occurred at the Chernobyl power plant in April 1986. The plant was located in Ukraine in the former Soviet Union. A power surge led to explosions that blew the to... Read More »

What nuclear reaction takes place in a nuclear power plant?

The nuclear reaction that takes place in a nuclear power plant is nuclear fission. Fission is the process of splitting an atom in order to release energy. The element most commonly used for this pr... Read More »

What device in a nuclear power plant creates nuclear energy?

Nuclear power plants contain reactors, which are the devices that create the nuclear energy. The plants use the heat generated by the reactors to vaporize water which then rotates turbines to creat... Read More »

How many megawatts of power does a nuclear power plant produce?

Each nuclear power plant produces a different amount of megawatts, based on the design of the plant. The capacity of nuclear power plants in the United States in 2008 ranged from 482 megawatts at t... Read More »