Video: Duke Energy explains nuclear power using candy

A plastic cup, a straw, candy pellets, liquorice and nuclear fission. Which one of these doesn’t belong with the others?

Actually, they all belong together in a short new video from Duke Energy Nuclear. The video takes the candy elements to detail the workings of a reactor, uranium pellets, control rods and more-all in about 49 seconds.

For those who take it too seriously, remember Yucca Mountain is not Hard Rock Candy Mountain. This is taking something extremely complicated and trying to make it relatable in a very basic form. 

Duke Energy has seven nuclear power plants systemwide. Nuclear energy produces close to 20 percent of the U.S. electricity mix.

Click here to see the Duke Energy Nuclear Video.