Nuclear Energy

Fuel = Uranium-235

Non-renewable (though debated)

Potentially dangerous

Radioactive wastes

 

Locations of U.S. Nuclear Power Plants

The Nuclear Fuel Cycle

Conventional Nuclear Power: Trade-offs

Dealing with Nuclear Waste

High-level waste

Spent fuel rods

Materials directly exposed to fuel

Low-level waste

Cooling water from nuclear reactors

Material from decommissioned reactors

Protective clothing

Permanent Underground Disposal of Nuclear Wastes