A nuclear meltdown is an informal term for a severe nuclear reactor accident that results in core damage from overheating. The term is not officially defined by the International Atomic Energy Agency or by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Nuclear power is a clean energy source that will be used well into the future to help meet the worlds growing energy requirements. In this infographic, Visual Capitalist highlights uraniums history, properties and fundamentals moving forward.
In order to turn nuclear fission into electrical energy, nuclear power plant operators have to control the energy given off by the enriched uranium and allow it to heat water into steam. Enriched uranium typically is formed into inch-long