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How do nuclear power plants work? - M. V. Ramana and Sajan Saini

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Our ability to mine great amounts of energy from uranium nuclei has led some to bill nuclear power as a plentiful, utopian source of electricity. But rather than dominate the global electricity market, nuclear power has declined from a high of 18% in 1996 to 11% today. What happened to the great promise of this technology? M.V. Ramana and Sajan Saini detail the challenges of nuclear power.

A sub-atomic event in which a uranium nucleus splits into lighter radioactive materials, neutrons, gamma rays, and neutrinos is called a:

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Sajan Saini , M.V. Ramana
  • Director Will Mackenzie, Kat Gusarova
  • Animator Will Mackenzie, Kat Gusarova
  • Layout Artist Marlene Andersson
  • Producer The Animation Workshop
  • Associate Producer Jessica Ruby
  • Content Producer Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Producer Alex Rosenthal
  • Narrator Addison Anderson

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