The Nuclear Energy Institute is providing regular updates on the Japan Earthquake and Fukushima here.


Most people don't realize that steam is used to generate electricity in nuclear power plants and that the purpose of the nuclear reaction is to heat up water to make steam. I created this site to give a basic overview of how nuclear power plants work and as a place that I can point people to, when I'm asked about how it works.

If you find any errors or have info that you would like added please contact me at: