Outline of nuclear power

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The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to nuclear power:

Nuclear power – the use of sustained nuclear fission to generate heat and electricity. Nuclear power plants provide about 6% of the world's energy and 13–14% of the world's electricity,[1] with the U.S., France, and Japan together accounting for about 50% of nuclear generated electricity.[2]

What type of thing is nuclear power?[edit]

Nuclear power can be described as all of the following:

  • Nuclear technology (outline) – technology that involves the reactions of atomic nuclei. Among the notable nuclear technologies are nuclear power, nuclear medicine, and nuclear weapons. It has found applications from smoke detectors to nuclear reactors, and from gun sights to nuclear weapons.
  • Electricity generation – the process of generating electric energy from other forms of energy. The fundamental principles of electricity generation were discovered during the 1820s and early 1830s by the British scientist Michael Faraday. His basic method is still used today: electricity is generated by the movement of a loop of wire, or disc of copper between the poles of a magnet.[3]

Science of nuclear power[edit]

Nuclear material[edit]

Main article: Nuclear material

Nuclear reactor technology[edit]

Dangers of nuclear power[edit]

Notable accidents[edit]

History of nuclear power[edit]

History of nuclear power

Nuclear power industry[edit]

Uranium mining[edit]

Uranium processing[edit]

Nuclear power plants[edit]

Specific nuclear power plants[edit]

Nuclear waste[edit]

Nuclear power by region[edit]

Nuclear power companies[edit]

Nuclear safety[edit]

Nuclear power in space[edit]

Politics of nuclear power[edit]

Politics of nuclear power by region[edit]

Nuclear regulatory agencies[edit]

Nuclear power organizations[edit]

See also Nuclear regulatory agencies, above



Nuclear power publications[edit]

Persons influential in nuclear power[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ World Nuclear Association. Another drop in nuclear generation World Nuclear News, 5 May 2010.
  2. ^ "Key World Energy Statistics 2007" (PDF). International Energy Agency. 2007. Retrieved 2008-06-21. 
  3. ^ 'The Institution of Engineering & Technology: Michael Faraday'
  4. ^ "About Friends of the Earth International". Friends of the Earth International. Retrieved 2009-06-25. 
  5. ^ "United Nations, Department of Public Information, Non-Governmental Organizations". Un.org. 2006-02-23. Retrieved 2010-08-24. 
  6. ^ Background - January 7, 2010 (2010-01-07). "Greenpeace International: Greenpeace worldwide". Greenpeace.org. Retrieved 2010-08-24. 

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