World Nuclear Association Pocket Guide 2020/21

Our combined Pocket Guide brings together useful facts on four key topics: 

Nuclear Power, Energy and the Environment

How much carbon dioxide does each energy source emit? Which countries have the highest and lowest emissions of CO2 ? How can nuclear energy help combat climate change?


What is radiation? Where does it come from? How can it be measured? What steps can be taken to protect against high doses of radiation?

Nuclear Power Reactor Characteristics

How do nuclear power plants work? What are the different types of reactors in use? Which countries have chosen nuclear to meet their electricity needs?

Uranium, Mine to Mill

Where does uranium come from? Which countries are the largest producers? How is uranium extracted and processed to produce nuclear fuel?



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