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Nuclear power plant social studies
Updated: 10/2/2020
Nuclear power plant social studies
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  • What are the steps of producing energy in a nuclear power plant?
  • First, there is something called a nuclear reactor that creates heat
  • Then that heat turns into steam, the steam turns a turbine that's connected to a generator
  • Then lastly, the generator produces energy.
  • Today there is actually more than 400 reactors operating in more than 30 countries
  • Do nuclear plants affect the environment?
  • Yes they do, nuclear plants produce radioactive waste that can be very bad for human health. Also these plants use uranium as a fuel and that also produces carbon dioxide.
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