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  • Accident At A Nuclear Power 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 ...
  • Nuclear Power Station Near Harrisburg
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    Introduction The Three Mile Island accident of 1979 was the worst nuclear power plant disaster in the United States. It happened at a time when nuclear power safety was in question and when the mention of the word Nuclear brought on thoughts of war. Also, it brought the downfall of nuclear power as a leading power resource. The significance it had on media history was it showed people how close to home the danger was and it gave a glimpse to outsiders on how local residents have lived in fear of...
  • Parts Of A Nuclear Reactor
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    Table of contents Page 1: The development of nuclear energy. Page 2: What is nuclear winter. Page 3&4: Effects of nuclear weapons. Page 5&6: parts of a nuclear reactor. The development of nuclear energy In 1972, scientists discovered a natural chain reaction had occurred nearly 2 billion years ago in a uranium deposit in the west-central part of Africa. Two billion years ago, radioactive decay had not progressed so far a sit has today because of this, he are contained enough U-235 to start a cha...
  • Effects Of Radiation
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    Chernobyl The topic I have chosen for this term paper is 'Ex-Soviet Bloc " 's Environmental Crisis, Issue C. ' #2 Upgrading nuclear reactors to meet international standards. I have chosen this topic because nuclear power is not only an environmental issue but also a severe health issue for the citizens around the nuclear site and also for the rest of the country and world because of food products that could be grown there and used as market items. Nuclear radiation is in no way healthy to anyone...
  • Most Deadly Effects Of A Nuclear Blast
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    Sean Anthony PulsiferMrs. Karen Yeager Advanced Composition 123 December 1999 Nuclear Weapons: Scars on the Earth Nuclear weapons have a long-lasting and devastating effect on the world for many years after an initial explosion. Fallout from United States atmospheric testing from 1945 to 1963 killed an estimated 70,000 to 800,000 people worldwide. People who have worked in the early nuclear weapons programs have been exposed to significant amounts of radiation (Schwartz 395). When a nuclear weap...
  • Nuclear Explosion
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    A nuclear explosion is caused by the release of energy in an atom, either through fission or fusion. Fission weapons cause an explosion by the splitting of atomic nuclei. This happens when a neutron collides with the nucleus of an atom. The protons in the nucleus are transformed into a great amount of energy and two or three more neutrons are sent out, which go on to split other nuclei. If this continues, a chain reaction will occur. The result is a gigantic explosion. To form a chain reaction, ...
  • Nuclear Test Site
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    Nuclear testing was a global issue during the 1960's. With threats of nuclear war from the communist countries of the Russia, Cuba and China, the United States was anxious to protect itself with a nuclear arsenal of its own. After the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki to end World War II, the United States did additional nuclear tests in the Marshall Islands, Nevada and New Mexico. General knowledge of nuclear radiation was minimal to the public at that time and the United States governm...
  • Victims Of The Blast Wave
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    Creative Story: Death Cloud 2100 hours, Captain James S. Steward of the United States Air Force straps on his G-suit and goes over his mission briefings one last time. He walks out intothe hanger and awaits his chariot. The SR-71 Blackbird, the fastest plane in the world with it's twin turbine engines and slick black radar absorbent skin make him a flying shadow in the air. His mission, to fly a covert reconnaissance mission over Moscow, the heart of the USSR Intelligence believe that the Russia...
  • Notion The Chernobyl's Radiation
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    Matthew Wagner March 2, 20012nd hour The Nuclear Accident in Chernobyl The main door, almost blocked by overgrown bushes and weeds, rattles in the cold Ukrainian wind. The former day-care center's rooms are a mess of abandoned dolls, stuffed animals, tiny shoes, and broken glass. Water from melting snow on the roof drips through cracks in the concrete ceiling. Between rows of metal cribs, child-size gas masks peer up from the floor where they fell during the rushed evacuation, over a decade ago....
  • Radiation Leakage And Nuclear Explosions
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    I wrote this paper for English, but it may go under social issues because it reflects upon the unnecessary fear of nuclear power. PAPER FOLLOWS During the beginning of the 1980's, the United States had approximately 100 nuclear power generators nationwide. Unfortunately, that number remains about the same today. The growth of nuclear power as a viable energy source has been largely hindered due to the catastrophic risks many people associate with it. The thoughts of nuclear war, radiation leakag...
  • Career Risks Of Nuclear Industry Workers
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    Career Risks of Nuclear Industry Workers: When one talks about the subject of nuclear reactors, it is most commonly the case that fear is alongside the talk. People fear the dangers of nuclear catastrophes and the harmful diseases and cancers caused by radiation. But there are people who must go to work everyday, putting their lives at a potential risk for their job. These people are the Nuclear Industry Workers. There are many risks that nuclear industry workers are willing to make to do the jo...
  • Exploding Nuclear Bomb
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    In 1954, many barriers were broken that made this a year of success. One of the major achievements is the cure for Polio being discovered which saved many lives and made the disease extinct. Other successes include the revolution of music and the birth of Rock & Roll. Other achievements this year were the invention of the first 2-seated sports car, the corvette, and the beginning of the Sports Illustrated magazine. During this year, RCA also produced the first color television where families cou...

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