While nuclear power plants produce low-carbon energy around the clock, every 18 to 24 months the plants shut down for roughly a month for maintenance, inspections and refueling.
The World of Energy at Oconee Nuclear Station celebrates the holiday season with the Festival of Trees display in its lobby. This week, we are sharing stories from a few of the nonprofits represented at this year's festival.
When you think of nuclear energy workers, creativity may not be the first word that comes to mind. But, from pottery to blacksmithing and children’s book writing, many nuclear employees at Duke Energy have hidden creative talents.
On a cold fall day, a young father watched a 5-year-old get off a school without a coat. Thirty years later, that father has helped collect more than 4,800 coats for community members in need – including one for the young boy on the bus.
A lot of people don’t realize Kevin Houston's organization exists. But, as the manager of fuel supply within Nuclear Fuels Engineering, he plays a critical role in generating clean, reliable electricity.
How 10 fire suits and hoods, eight helmets and gloves and seven pairs of boots impact the future of high school juniors and seniors in Rock Hill, S.C.
Richard Pierce has been many things throughout his life: a Marine, a security officer, a father and now, at 50 years old, a Mustang.
Many people don’t have the chance to see the inside of a nuclear plant. But, that doesn’t mean you can’t learn how one works. Learn the basics of nuclear energy, then watch the video below to discover how to make your own edible candy reactor.
Watching your favorite TV drama can be a great way to unwind. But, popular shows aren’t the best source of accurate information, especially when it comes to nuclear energy.
While nuclear energy is not nearly as simple as learning our ABCs, it’s not as mysterious as you might think. In honor of Nuclear Science Week, we’re breaking down some common nuclear energy concepts to help you learn more about it.