Nuclear Energy From the Fission Process as an Alternative Source of Energy

Lumbi W. L., Ewa I. I., Woma T. Y.


One of the major problems hindering the development of most developing countries, including Nigeria, is energy. Over the years, Nigeria’s population has continued to increase, nearly doubling in past thirty years. The energy consumption has also been on the increase, even increasing more rapidly than the population. If the trend in electrical energy consumption continues to increase, conventional energy resources used to generate electricity will be depleted; hence, there will be the need for other sources of energy. In this paper we discussed non-conventional source of energy as alternative solution to the energy crisis in Nigeria with emphasis on fission technique for the generation of nuclear energy. The study reveals that nuclear energy looks attractive and merits good consideration and support because of low operating cost particularly at this time of high price of fossil fuel.


Nuclear energy; Fission; Generation; Fossil fuel; Crisis

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