What is Nuclear Energy? | National Geographic

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How does nuclear energy work? Is radiation a risk? Find out the difference between nuclear fission and fusion, how uranium fuels the process, and the pros and cons of this alternative energy source.
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anindita basak says:


Emily Welsh says:

Thank you, this is helpful!

Reality says:

A Nuclear energy plant is a $200 Billion water boiler.

Just use solar panels.

BigBirdy100 says:

What is nuclear energy? A blight on humanity. Dangerous. Unnecessary.
People decry its safe, hogwash. Anything can happen and does. Fukushima, Chernobyl and almost, in the Ukrainian war, the Zaporizhzhia power plant that got bombed. Plus there's the radioactive waste disposal. Sell crazy somewhere else.

James Henry Smith says:

Some people say nuclear power comes from the Devil cause he is behind the fake nuclear ICBM missile and space thing.

G says:

Shoot the uranium into space

Cool Girl 007 says:

Nice music with radioactive ☢

Angela Luo says:

Thanks for making such an informative and nonbiased video! I just want to point out that the way we deal with the nuclear waste has to change. As mentioned at the end of this video, currently, the spent fuel is disposed under regulations from the government. The spent fuel from the most common type of reactor, “light” water reactor”, consist of 94% of Uranium 238, 3% of fission products, 1% of plutonium, and 1% of Uranium 235. Except the fission products, all other 97% of the waste containing heavy metals can be reused as fuel with existing reprocessing technologies. So far, most reactors are not designed to have any recycling mechanism and more than 70,000 metric tons of nuclear waste and spent nuclear is stored in more than 77 reactor sites across the country. At expected rates of use, Uranium 235 for the “light” water reactor will goes to depletion in 20 to 200 years. All these facts indicate that the current approach of fuel cycle is unsustainable and will leads to source and storage crisis. The best solution for it is to recycle the spent fuel, instead of tossing them away like trash after a single use

Conquering Lion says:

Put that waste into my gas tank and watch me go boom

Hey Blinkin says:

It's the cleanest, most powerful source of energy we currently have on this planet.

Chad Populis Jr says:

That's cool and all, but that environmental and health effects will last longer than any of us can imagine. No thanks.

Tuco Salamanca says:

You can't explain atomic spectra for multielectron atoms with this model.

Rep0007 says:

What is nuclear energy? Simply the most dangerous, ill-advised technology ever devised…

Azerty says:

The cleanest and most sustainable energy.

Amelia White says:

Finally!! A video about nuclear energy which is ACTUALLY succinct and worthwhile

Jim 54 says:

Humanity’s rejection of Nuclear power was a massive mistake, and the environment has payed dearly for it as we continue to rely on fossil fuels for our electricity

Lz Ldn says:

lmao how do ppl bare watching this

편경훈 says:

원자력 발전소에 대해서 대한민국에서는 정말로 많은 사람들이 자신의 주장에 대해서 첨예하게 대립하고 있는 상황입니다. 그런 상황에서 객곽적인 정보를 주는 좋은 영사이라고 생각됩니다. 감사합니다.

Fizzie says:

Ayo like if your at baker middle school or reply

Godzilla says:

So basically the main purpose is to spin a generator??????

Evil Boy says:

I like how the cooling towers in the thumbnail are from a coal power plant, and not a nuclear one.

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