Common Concerns

Basically, a nuclear power station and a coal-fired or natural gas power station are very similar in terms of power generation principles and major facilities. They all make use of heat from their fuels to create steam that turns the turbine and enables the station generator to produce electricity. The main difference is the kind of fuel used.

Nuclear power is generated mainly through the use of Uranium. The process that produces heat in a nuclear power station is called fission. The fission generates heat in the reactor and heats up the water surrounding the fuel rods. The water will then be changed into steam to turn the turbine and enable the generator to produce electricity.