Nuclear Power

Fun Facts on Nuclear Power

1.  As you can see in the picture to the left Nuclear power provides 9% of the electicity in
United states of America.Worldwide, it provides approximately 15-19% of the worlds energy.

2.  1 uranium pellet is equivalent to about 1,000 kilograms of coal. Or 2,000 coal pellets.

3.    Since 1973, Power plants have saved at least $44 billion dollars for energy.

4.  Nuclear power leaves no pollution into the air. The smoke you see is actually steam.

5.  In some countries, nuclear power plants produce over 80% of the energy.

6.  Nuclear Power Plants are a attractive target for terrorists.

7.  The U.S. saves $12 billion dollars each year for energy costs because of Nuclear power.

8.  Nuclear/radioactive waste must be stored for thousands of years.

9.  For every uranium atom split by a neutron, two more neutrons pop out.

10.  Surprisingly no people have died working for Nuclear Power Plants.... Except for Chernobyl...
Although only 50 people died in that huge accident.... Not very much.... Compared to Car accidents.