U.S. Department of Energy Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy Dr. Rita Baranwal breaks down five reasons why she likes nuclear science.
Nuclear science is used in a variety of applications, ranging from cancer treatments to fighting crime thanks to a little thing we call radioisotopes.
These are simply atoms that emit radiation and since their discovery more than a century ago, they have transformed the medical industry and other fields to help benefit society.
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Nuclear energy is a carbon-free energy source that brings resilience and reliability to our nation’s electric grid.
The Office of Nuclear Energy works with industry and other stakeholders to extend the life cycles of our current fleet of reactors and to develop new technologies that will help meet future environmental and energy goals.
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