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12.31: Nonrenewable Resources

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fossil fuels

fossil fuels

Remains of long-dead organisms that now serve as an energy source, such as as oil, coal, or natural gas.
nonrenewable resource

nonrenewable resource

Natural resource that is used up faster than it can be made by nature.
nuclear fission

nuclear fission

Nuclear reaction or a radioactive decay process in which the nucleus of an atom splits into smaller parts, often producing free neutrons and photons in the form of gamma rays, and releasing a very large amount of energy.
nuclear power

nuclear power

Electricity generated through the use nuclear energy (fission) inside a nuclear reactor.

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Nov 29, 2012

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