Nuclear energy generates electricity through a process called nuclear fission. This process uses the energy released when uranium atoms are split, producing heat to make steam. This steam drives turbine generators that generate electricity. A potentially enormous power source, but also potentially devastating in its destructive abilities, nuclear energy remains a very controversial issue today.
Mayor Burke of Townsville has assembled a secret committee consisting of a nuclear physicist, an environmental activist, a historian of nuclear issues, an international atomic energy agency (IAEA) inspector, and a member of the public. These bright minds have come together to discuss one very important issue: Should Townsville construct a nuclear power plant of their own?