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What is unique about the nuclear industry?
What are the legal and regulatory frameworks for civil nuclear applications?
Where can I find more information?
Basics of Nuclear Science
What is energy?
What is nuclear energy?
What is nuclear energy primarily used for?
Radiation and Radioactivity
What is radiation?
Does the nuclear industry release radioactivity into the environment that has an impact on human health?
Applications of nuclear technologies
What are the applications of nuclear technologies?
Heat Energy produced in Nuclear power plants
How is electricity produced from nuclear energy?
What are the industrial applications of nuclear heat?
How is nuclear energy used to produce hydrogen?
How will nuclear power be used for motor vehicles?
Sea Water Desalination
Why nuclear desalination?
Other applications of radiation technologies
Besides the applications of heat energy produced in power plants, in what other fields are nuclear technologies used? (Did you know that nuclear energy is used in archaeology, in testing nappy efficiency or baby powder, in measuring climate change?)
How is radiation useful in medical science?
Food and agriculture
How are radiation technologies applied in food and agriculture?
Water resource management
How is nuclear science used in the management of water resources?
Other industrial and environmental tracing and measuring applications
Are nuclear energy and applications contributing to environment preservation and climate change monitoring?
What are the applications of radiations technologies in smoke detectors?
What is radiometric dating?
What is Setrilization?
Safety and security
What is the difference between Safety and Security?
How is nuclear safety assured?
How are nuclear materials safely transported?
Worker training and safety culture
What is “nuclear safety culture”?
How are nuclear installations protected from attacks?
Non-proliferation of nuclear weapons
What is non proliferation?
Military history of nuclear technologies
What is the difference between nuclear weapons and nuclear energy?
Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT)
Does the development and expansion of nuclear programmes increase the risk of nuclear proliferation?
Proliferation-sensitive nuclear technologies
What are the proliferation concerns about uranium enrichment and spent fuel reprocessing?
How can illicit trafficking and misuse of nuclear materials be prevented?
Nuclear Fuel cycle
What is the Nuclear Fuel cycle?
Nuclear waste management
How is radioactive waste safely managed?
What are the different nuclear wastes and their management?
Spent fuel management
What are the arguments for and against the reprocessing of spent or used fuel?
How is spent fuel managed?
What is decommissioning?
Reactor design and technology
Past and current reactor generations
What are the current reactors?
What are the characteristics of future reactors?
What is fusion energy?
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