• Doublespeak Nuclear Power Plants
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    Doublespeak: Nuclear Power Plants Harrisburg, Pennsylvania is the home of a large, efficient, and threatening nuclear power plant, Three Mile Island. Nuclear power plants have the awesome ability to create large amounts of power with very little fuel, yet they carry the frightening reality of a meltdown with very little warning. Suppose you live in Harrisburg and you here that the nearby nuclear plant had a partial meltdown, how would you react? When most people here the word meltdown, they auto...
  • Nuclear Power Debate Plants Radiation Plant
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    The world's natural resources are being consumed at an alarming rate. As these resources diminish, people will be seeking alternative sources by which to generate electricity for heat and light. The only practical short term solution for the energy-crisis is nuclear power. Nuclear power, however is not as safe as burning coal, gas or oil in a factory it is in fact, much more dangerous, There are dangers associated with a nuclear power plant which far out weigh the benefits to society as a whole ...
  • Whats Power Worth Coal Air Plant
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    What's Power Worth? When we think about air pollution and its sources we generally call to mind the things we see and smell daily. We recall the stench of diesel fumes, the plumes of automobile exhaust, or maybe the belching smoke from factories. Instead of these common culprits, maybe we should instead think about the light switch, the computer, the television, or maybe our air conditioners. We use these items everyday without a thought to the possible ramifications. These familiar household it...
  • Nuclear Power Plant Energy Plants Capetown
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    New form of Energy for Capetown Capetown is considered to be the largest city in South Africa, having a population of over 2, 727, 000 inhabits. The energy form used in Capetown at the moment, is Gas Turbine, with provides most of the city's electricity. The use of electricity in Capetown is very low compared to western countries, for example there is only one TV for almost ten people, the energy consumption per inhabit a year is about 4000 k Wh, with is 2550 k Wh less than the energy consumptio...
  • Back To Chernobyl Power Plant
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    Many of the causes of the disaster at the Chernobyl nuclear reactors were from the lack of safety and the failure to follow safety features. This horrible incident shows us many lessons that should be learned. A few reasons for the Chernobyl power plant to rupture was due to the amount of control rods that were used. Where a minimum of 30 controls rods were required, only 6 to 8 control rods were used. The main reason that cause the core to actually ruptured was due to a sudden rise of the temp...
  • The China Syndrome Nuclear Power
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    The China Syndrome The China Syndrome is about a nuclear power plant in Los Angeles, California. The Ventanna Nuclear Power Plant came close to the China Syndrome! A Channel 3 news reporter, Kimberly Wells, and her camera man, Richard Adams, captured an accident on film at the nuclear power plant that would have caused the China Syndrome. The China Syndrome could have killed off a place about the size of Pennsylvania. One of the head operators of the company, Jack Godell, talked to Kimberly Well...
  • Chernobyl Ukraine Nuclear Power Plant Meltdown
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    Chernobyl, Ukraine Nuclear Power Plant Meltdown The accident at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukrainian produced a plume of radioactive debris that drifted over parts of the western USSR, Eastern Europe, and Scandinavia. The accident, which occurred on April 26, 1986, was the worst nuclear power accident in history. Large areas of the Ukrainian, Belorussian, and Russian republics of the USSR were contaminated, resulting in the evacuation of roughly 200, 000 people. The accident raised con...
  • Nuclear Energy Power Plant
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    Nuclear Energy Nuclear energy-This is energy that binds together components of anatomic nucleus. This is made by the process of nuclear fission. Nuclearfission is produced when an atomic atom is split. The way nuclear pore is made is in a nuclear reactor, this is most likely located in a nuclear power plant. the fission that is produced is when a heavy element splits in half or is halved into two smaller nuclei, the power of the fission is located by the rate of the splitting of the nuclei at on...
  • Nuclear Power Plant Energy Wich Plants
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    New form of Energy for Capetown Capetown is considered to be the largest city in South Africa, having a population of over 2, 727, 000 inhabits. The energy form used in Capetown at the moment, is Gas Turbine, wich provides most of the city+s electricity. The use of electricity in Capetown is very low compared to western countries, for example there is only one TV for almost ten people, the energy consumption per inhabit a year is about 4000 kWh, wich is 2550 kWh less than the energy consumption ...
  • Should There Be A Nuclear Power Plant In Saskatchewan
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    Should There Be A Nuclear Power Plant In Saskatchewan? I think there should be a nuclear power plant built in Saskatchewan because I believe it would contribute to the province a great deal. There is a growing need for power in Saskatchewan. Right now in Saskatchewan there is a need for more power. There has question as to putting a nuclear plant is Saskatchewan This I think is the ideal choice of power plants because on 1 bundle of uranium is equal to the power output of 400 tones or 1900 barre...
  • How Nuclear Power Works
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    How Nuclear Power Works Nuclear power plants provide about 17 percent of the world's electricity. Some countries depend more on nuclear power for electricity than others. In France, for instance, about 75 percent of the electricity is generated from nuclear power, according to the International Atomic Energy Agency. In the United States, nuclear power supplies about 15 percent of the electricity overall, but some states get more power from nuclear plants than others. There are more than 400 nuc...
  • Power Plant Energy Nuclear Solar
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    The Future Looks Bright for Japan Over the past 40 years nuclear energy has gone from being the energy source of the future to the energy source that everyone fears. The world has faced 20 plus nuclear accidents since testing began in the 1950's (web). Three of the four most disastrous nuclear accidents have occurred in the past twenty years. Theoretically, nuclear fission (1) is an excellent means to generate electricity; however, fission's history of accidents has shown it to be too risky to t...
  • The Lingering Effects Of Three Mile Island
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    The Lingering Effects of Three Mile Island The Three Mile Island accident took place in Middletown, Pennsylvania, on March 28, 1979. During this accident even though there was no meltdown, there was some radioactive gas that was let out into the air. As a result more than 50, 000 people were evacuated from their homes (Levine 60-3). The Three Mile Island incident had a major impact on public opinion, the construction of nuclear plants, and the future of nuclear power. Three Mile Island was a thr...
  • Concern With Profits Profitable Business
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    1. concern with profits makes the companies insensitive to individual rights. E. g. the majority of the US oil companies support the war in Iraq. Cheap terrorist Iraqi oil will result in higher profits for these companies who support the idea of war despite numerous deaths. The majority of the US military companies support the war in iraq because they are able to sell the means of waging war and killing people. 2. When seeking profit the companies do not care about anything else. E. g. in Amst...
  • Nuclear Energy Fossil Fuel
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    History Of Power Modern civilisation depends largely on energy. Without it our lives would be reduced to the level of a caveman's. We would have nothing to power the equipment we rely on to get on with our daily lives. Life would in a way come to a standstill without energy. Without wood, we would not even be able to light fires for warmth or fire for cooking food. Our days would be spent huddling together in caves for warmth with only raw meat and vegetables to eat. This is a stark picture but...
  • Discussion On Power Plants
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    Natural Gas Power Plant Natural gas is a fossil fuel that is created when decomposed plants and animals are subjected to intense heat and pressure within the earth over thousands of years. It is the carbon content in natural gas that is combusted to generate electric power. Since humans consume natural gas at a significantly higher rate than it is naturally produced natural gas is considered a nonrenewable energy source. A typical natural gas power plant is shown in Figure 1. Figure 1: Natural g...
  • Nuclear Energy And What Happens When Things Go Wrong
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    Nuclear energy is a comparatively new source of energy. The first nuclear power plant was commissioned in June 1954 in Obninsk, Russia (reference 5). Fossil fuels offer a limited source of energy, as they are non-renewable. Eventually these supplies will cease, this is predicted to be in the next few decades. An estimate based on fuel consumption in America, predicts as early as 2020 there will be no fossil fuels left. The energy used by the whole world is approximated to be the coal equivalent ...
  • Nuclear Energy Should Be Banned And Other Sources
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    Nuclear energy should not be banned. Nuclear energy is more economical, causes less pollution and is a more viable option than coal-fired power stations. This essay will look at the good and bad sides of nuclear energy, some alternatives that we could implement instead of nuclear, and what nuclear energy is and what fuel is used to power the nuclear power plants. Nuclear energy is produced in either controlled nuclear fission or fusion in a nuclear reaction. The amount of energy released is much...
  • Nuclear Energy Power Plant
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    Nuclear Energy is produced when atoms split and they produce large amounts of energy. This energy is released in heat form. As atom fragments collide with each other they split again and produce more heat. A nuclear power plant uses the heat energy produced by the split atom to conduct heat. Nuclear energy is created through steam turbines the generate electricity. Nuclear energy benefits in large areas but can produce the worst of things to not just happen to the workers but to the whole city o...
  • Nuclear Power Plants Water World
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    Most Nuclear Power Nuclear Power Most of the world? s electricity is generated by either thermal or hydroelectric power plants. Thermal power plants use fuel to boil water which makes steam. The steam turns turbines that generate electricity. Hydroelectric power plants use the great force of rushing water from a dam or a waterfall to turn the turbines. The majority of thermal power plants burn fossil fuels because thermal power plants are cheaper to maintain and have to meet less of the governm...