Nuclear power is based on the power derived from the process of fission. During fission, a neutron bombards a large uranium atom, which releases more neutrons and causes a chain reaction as they collide with other atoms. This fission of uranium atoms releases energy that can heat water to extremely high temperatures (over 270 degrees Celsius) which in turn, spins turbines connected to generators that produce electricity. Nuclear power has the capacity to provide electricity to millions of people but often faces opposition based on safety concerns.
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