Select Page

Pressurized Water Reactor (PWR) control rod assembly.

Nuclear Fuel

Nuclear power is not only commercial nuclear power plants!

Nuclear power is divided into 3 basic operational areas.

All take enormous amounts of outside energy, almost entirely supplied by fossil fuels.

1) The Front End – How a nuclear plant gets its fuel.

2) Reactor Operation – Constructing reactors; infrastructure; workers; equipment; and more.

3) The Back End – Isolating radioactive waste now and for millennia. 


See the Ohio Nuclear Free Network’s two information sheets on The Front

End of Nuclear Power – How Nuclear Power Gets Its Fuel.