Nuclear power plants supply 15%of the worlds power
Nuclear energy from the nucleus of a atom is released from charges in the nucleus of the atom. The energy from fission of 1 pound of uranium is greater than that of 3 million pounds of coal being burned. Unfortunately, not all of this energy can be harnessed, because most of it is lost as radiation. The rest of the heat energy is used to heat water that boils and creates steam. Then the steam spins a propeller that spins magnets inside of an AC current generator.