When considering the world nuclear, many Americans’ first impression is the destructive power of atomic bombs first and last used during WWII. Thankfully, the world has taken a definitively less destructive path by investing in safe, practical applications of nuclear technology to produce clean energy. Today, nuclear reactors supply over 11% of the world’s electricity; this means that the amount of energy produced today by nuclear energy is equal to the amount of energy produced by all power sources in 1960. There are over 436 commercial reactors operating in 30 countries across the world with another 67 under construction at this moment. With our dependence on fossil fuels, it may be to everyone’s benefit to understand the benefits as well as the dangers associated with nuclear energy.