Understanding Nuclear Energy

Nuclear energy makes it possible to produce low-carbon, competitive, and continuous electricity. Its contribution to energy independence is invaluable. From uranium core to electricity generation, discover what nuclear energy is: its origin, how it is produced, the related issues, and more.

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Is nuclear power a renewable energy?

Renewable energies are rightly considered an asset in the fight against climate change, as they only emit low levels of greenhouse gases.
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All about nuclear energy

Nuclear energy is a relatively recent invention that has continued to evolve since the last century. This powerful, low-carbon energy is continuously available to satisfy our various energy needs.
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Nuclear energy as seen by the French

Orano has once again partnered with the institute BVA to question a panel of the French public on their knowledge and perceptions of nuclear energy. The results of this study complete the information from the first edition carried out in 2019
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All about radioactivity

Radioactivity is part of the universe. It is present everywhere, both in the atmosphere and in the earth's crust, which contains radioactive elements.
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Global warming: 7 good reasons for turning to nuclear power

Nuclear power presents many advantages in the current context of the fight against global warming: discover 7 good reasons to capitalize on this form of energy.
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All about uranium

Uranium is a metal ore that occurs naturally in the earth’s crust. Find out where it comes from, the difference between uranium 235 and 238, its uses in fuel, etc.
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All about plutonium

A hard, white metal resembling iron, plutonium is a chemical element inextricably associated with nuclear science and technology: find out how it is used.
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Nuclear power: a safe form of energy

With over 50 years of nuclear industry experience in France, nuclear safety and protection are the sector's two absolute priorities.
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Mining: recipe for Yellowcake

Here's a recipe best reserved for experts only: through the Yellow Cake, find out how our plants process and transform the uranium ore.
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Nuclear energy results from the fission of uranium atoms. The chain reaction that follows occurs in a nuclear power plant under controlled conditions, generating low-carbon electricity uninterruptedly and in such a way that it can be adapted to electricity needs. Nuclear energy delivers electricity reliably to hospitals, companies, residences, and for transportation, providing stable energy on a daily basis and becoming part of a virtuous climate cycle. Another significant advantage is that nuclear energy enables France to be 56% independent for its energy supply. This is the most convincing argument for French people who participated in the BVA survey conducted on Orano’s behalf (June 2021). 

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