Nuclear Energy: Ages 15-18

Published on 10.25.2023
High School
Physics - chemistry

15 min read

High school physics-chemistry experiment by a teenager

is a major issue for the future. As a source of low-carbon energy, what risks does it present? How is radioactive waste handled? and how will it evolve in the future? Take a look at all these questions in our feature report on .


Inside a Conventional Nuclear Reactor

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Nuclear Safety: Anticipating the Risks

Although the nuclear industry is strictly regulated and remarkably safe, the seriousness of accidents, when they do occur, and their immediate global impact and effect on public opinion, make any serious malfunctions unacceptable.

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Mains d'enfant manipulant une maquette moléculaire

Nuclear Energy Quiz

Test your knowledge on the nuclear energy!

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