Science & Environmental Facts : Will Nuclear Energy Ever Run Out?

Nuclear energy will run out if it continues to be produced using uranium and nuclear fission. If people can harness the power of nuclear fusion though, the supply of hydrogen required is virtually endless. Find out more about the process of creating nuclear energy with information from a math and science teacher in this free video nuclear energy. Expert: Steve Jones Contact: Bio: Steve Jones is an experienced mathematics and science teacher. Filmmaker: Paul Volniansky

12 thoughts on “Science & Environmental Facts : Will Nuclear Energy Ever Run Out?

  1. One other thing, what if that fusion reactor got out of hand, at those temperatures it would burn a hole clear through the planet. It reminds me of Thermate (Thermite) which was video recorded flowing out of the World Trade Centers & the molten lava substance in the basement that did not cool down for months. I saw a demo where Thermite was used to burn a hole through an engine block, went through the block like it was butter

  2. If you run a Fusion Reactor then the fuel needs to be mined from the moon.
    As long as the process will employ millions & the Corporate CEOs can maintain the life style they have then it will be a go.
    With the economy not included in the picture them The Breeder Reactor is the only Practical option that does not include mining a single bit of uranium ever again. Our old nuclear waste can be used to start up new Breeder Reactors. Breeding it’s own fuel is almost like free energy

  3. Hi Steve Jones. You forgot to include the Breeder Reactor which creates more fuel than it consumes, so instead of burning only 1% of the uranium as modern nuc plants do it utilizes all of the Uranium then the chain reaction seems endless but such a device is disastrous to the economy that’s why it has been suppressed since the 1950s. Imagine every job loss of oil, oil byproducts, coal, uranium, solar, hydrogen. Stock market will collapse, our fuel must be wasteful & expensive to keep jobs.

  4. Even so, it’s like a fossil fuel, and unlike fossil fuels it can only be produced from uranium ore. There is ~ 0.5% uranium in uranium ore….
    And fossil fuels are formed in the earth from compressed and massively heated plant/animal remains. The fossil fuels that we know of were formed in the carboniferous period, over millions of years.

    In fusion, the two isotopes of hydrogen used are not the ones that are mostly found, and the products are helium, a neutron and atomic-bomb kind of energy.

  5. Main Entry: fossil fuel
    Function: noun
    Origin Date: 1835

    Definition: a fuel [substance] (such as coal, oil, or natural gas) formed in the earth from plant or animal remains.

    I simply copied and pasted this from Merriam Webster dictionary online.

    Even though his terminology is somewhat incorrect, the intent of the argument, hower, is indeed correct.

    I think the more appropriate wording I would have used would be: Processed Energetic Elements

  6. Go back to school, at least to learn what fossil fuel means. Uranium is NOT a fossil fuel.

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