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Nuclear Power is an important option for the United States and the rest of the world to meet all our future energy needs. Currently, nuclear power plants provide about 17% of the world’s electricity. This exhibit looks at the world’s dependence on all energy forms and how nuclear power will help fulfill those needs. In this exciting exhibit, visitors will learn of the history of nuclear reactor design, future reactor plans, and world energy issues that could be impacted by nuclear power generation. The exhibit features interactive exhibits helping the visitor discover the place nuclear power has in our energy hungry world.
Nuclear waste and its related issues are often hot items in our news. Radioactive waste occurs at all stages of the nuclear fuel cycle, whether it is from producing electricity or from nuclear medicine applications. Dealing safely with radioactive waste is critical to the environment as well our own safety. Visitors will learn how waste is characterized, treated, handled, transported and stored, as well as options for recycling and reprocessing.