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Nuclear power is a technology that uses the energy released by atomic nuclei to generate electricity. This is usually done using nuclear fission reactions, where an atomic nucleus is split into two smaller nuclei, releasing a large amount of energy in the form of heat.

This heat is then used to produce steam, which drives a turbine to generate electricity. Nuclear power is a low-carbon energy source, which means it produces no greenhouse gases in the electricity generation process.

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The nuclear industry is one of the most regulated industries in the world, due to the potential risks associated with nuclear power generation. The application of nuclear power requires technical expertise and rigorous risk management. Nuclear power plants are designed to operate safely for many years, with regular inspections to verify their condition and performance.

The nuclear industry is also responsible for managing the radioactive waste produced by nuclear power plants, storing it in special facilities designed to keep it safe for thousands of years. Despite the potential risks, nuclear power continues to be an important source of energy in many countries, providing a reliable, low-carbon source of electricity to meet the world’s growing demand for power.

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