The future of Nuclear Energy in the UK Energy Mix?

Contents

  1. Nuclear Power vs Nuclear Energy
  2. Nuclear Power in the UK
  3. The Nuclear Fuel Cycle
  4. Presenting…the Nuclear New Builds (NNB)
  5. Fun Facts about Nuclear Power
  6. The UK Energy Mix — where does/should nuclear fit in?

Section 1. Nuclear Power vs Nuclear Energy

Section 2. Nuclear Power in the UK.

Section 3. The Nuclear Fuel Cycle

Uranium Mining

Uranium Milling

Uranium Enrichment

INTERESTING FACT — the US have an alternative nuclear fuel source:

Fuel Fabrication

​​Generation of power and burn up

Used Nuclear Fuel

Reprocessing

Recycling

Wastes

Final Disposal

Section 4. Presenting the Nuclear New Builds

Section 4. Five Fun Facts about Nuclear Energy

  1. A golf ball size of plutonium weighs in excess of 1kg — just think about it.
  2. Nuclear energy powers the Mars rover.
  3. A USSR spy stole the US nuclear weapons design from the Los Alamos laboratories. These designs were used to develop the first Soviet Union nuclear weapons.
  4. The first nuclear reactor design was a result of the Manhattan Project.
  5. In the event of a nuclear disaster. Removing all of your clothes removes 90% of the radioactive material that you were just exposed to.

Section 5. The UK Energy Mix — where does/should nuclear fit in?

​​The UK Energy Mix

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Andrew Crabtree

Andrew Crabtree

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Husband, Dad, Programme Manager in the Nuclear Industry | ex-pro rugby player, 4x Ironman finisher, ex-Bank Manager | getintonuclear.com