Today’s nuclear power stations capture heat energy from nuclear fission reactions to drive steam turbines and produce low-carbon electricity.
The animated video below of a nuclear power station shows how it works.
The infographic below also highlights the processes taking place in a nuclear power station.
The Future of Nuclear Power
The future of nuclear power around the world is unclear; countries are either embracing it or rejecting it.
There are concerns about safety, waste disposal and security, but there is also recognition that it can provide a stable, consistent supply of energy and could help to reduce carbon emissions globally.