Nuclear Power???......FOE!!!

By: Danielle Maudlin and Chloe Lunceford

Nuclear Power is a definite Foe because of its high risk and waste level. There have been 3 different accidents regarding nuclear power and all have ended in catastrophe. Some dangerous effects of nuclear energy are...

Birth defects


Nuclear Related Disease

Mutated Plants and Animals

And SOOOO much more...

Three Mile Island

  • little radiation was leaked out

  • no significant effect on the health of the residents around the plant

  • U.S worst nuclear accident

  • Nuclear Plants standards are raised

  • the rods melted and combined with the uranium and created a hydrogen pocket in one of the reactors

Three Mile Island, Nuclear Power Plant Accident: March 28, 1979
Moments in NRC History: Three Mile Island - March 28,1979


  • Nuclear fallout is still occurring today

  • Caused a nuclear cloud to spread around Europe

  • Nuclear reactor exploded due to poorly trained workers and the reactor's faulty design

  • Radiation caused many deformities in the next generation

  • Radiation made all the residents leave their homes due to the high radiation in the area

  • Radiation caused illness and death

  • Nearly one million people died from the radiation and radiation-caused diseases

Chernobyl....26 April 1986.
Chernobyl Uncensored - Documentary


  • A 15 meter tsunami damaged and cut off three of the reactors' power and cooling thus causing the nuclear accident/ nuclear meltdown

  • High radioactive releases over 4 to 6 days

  • no cases or deaths of radiation sickness

  • 1,323 died from nuclear- related deaths


1. Nuclear energy is being used in more than 30 countries around the world and is even used to power mars rovers

2. 1 in 5 homes and businesses in the US are powered by nuclear energy.

3. United States power plants produce 2,000 metric tons of radioactive waste every year.

4. Of the 23,000 nuclear weapons in existence around 2,500 are on High Alert. This means they are ready to be launched at a moment’s notice.

5. One of the most sought-after toys was a radioactive science kit. The Gilbert U 238 Atomic Energy Lab was equipped with four types of ore that contained variations of alpha, beta, and gamma sources. Included in the mix was alpha particle Po-210 (polonium), which is highly toxic if absorbed, inhaled, or ingested.

6. The Manhattan Project secretly tested the effects of radiation on its own citizens, including injecting pregnant women radioactive mixtures and feeding children radioactive oatmeal.

7. Bananas are slightly radioactive and eating a banana exposes a person to radiation. Recent post-earthquake radiation spikes in Japan measured in bananas have seen levels up to 30 bananas but have dropped down to 1-2 bananas per day.

8. Fireman’s eyes at the Chernobyl disaster are said to have turned from brown to blue because of the intensity of the radiation he received.

9. After Japan’s nuclear disaster in 2011, several countries have rethought the use of nuclear energy. Germany plans to close all of its reactors by 2021, and Italy and Switzerland have halted expanding their nuclear power.

10. Disposing of one's outer clothing can remove up to 90% of radioactive material after a nuclear disaster.

11. In 1979, there was a nuclear power plant accident on Pennsylvania's Three Mile Island. The disaster exposed 2 million nearby residents to low-risk radiation (less than the strength of an x-ray). It took 14 years and $975 million to clean up.

Quotes on NP

"I think we should stop using nuclear power plants because it's an old system that we can't control."

Hayao Miyazaki

"In shuttering Yucca Mountain, Obama makes it extremely likely that nuclear power in the United States will continue its long, slow, and extremely welcome death."

Timothy Noah

"If nuclear power plants are safe, let the commercial insurance industry insure them. Until these most expert judges of risk are willing to gamble with their money, I'm not willing to gamble with the health and safety of my family."

Donna Reed

"More than 30 of America's 100 nuclear power reactors have the same brand of General Electric reactors or containment system used in Fukushima."
Bill Dedman

"While many technological measures can be taken to secure safety at nuclear power plants, such measures on their own cannot cover great risks."

Naoto Kan

"But when you come right down to it, the reason that we did this job is because it was an organic necessity. If you are a scientist you cannot stop such a thing. If you are a scientist you believe that it is good to find out how the world works; that it is good to find out what the realities are; that it is good to turn over to mankind at large the greatest possible power to control the world and to deal with it according to its lights and values."
Regarding the atomic bomb project.

J. Robert Oppenheimer


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In conclusion, Nuclear Energy has to many risks to be used as a valuable energy source.

We should use things like Wind, Manual, or Solar power. They are much more efficient and they will never run out.



NCR: Three Mile Island:

"Moments in NRC History: Three Mile Island - March 28,1979." YouTube. YouTube, n.d. Web. 02 Dec. 2015.

Three mile island news report:

"Three Mile Island, Nuclear Power Plant Accident: March 28, 1979." YouTube. YouTube, n.d. Web. 02 Dec. 2015.

Chernobyl Disaster :

"Chernobyl....26 April 1986." YouTube. YouTube, n.d. Web. 02 Dec. 2015.

Brain pop video:

"BrainPOP - Nuclear Energy - Movie." Nuclear Energy. N.p., n.d. Web. 02 Dec. 2015.

Nuclear energy pic:

"Britannica ImageQuest." Britannica ImageQuest. N.p., n.d. Web. 02 Dec. 2015.

Fukushima Info #1:

"World Nuclear Association." Fukushima Accident. N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Dec. 2015.

Fukushima Info #2:

"Fukushima Disaster Caused at Least 1,232 Fatalities in 2014 as Radiation Death Rate Accelerates." Global Research. N.p., n.d. Web. 04 Dec. 2015.

Chernobyl Info #1:

"World Nuclear Association." Chernobyl. N.p., n.d. Web. 04 Dec. 2015.

Chernobyl Info #2:

"Chernobyl Death Toll: 985,000, Mostly from Cancer." Global Research. N.p., n.d. Web. 04 Dec. 2015

Look Inside of Fukushima Reactor

"New Look inside Fukushima - CNN Video." CNN. Cable News Network, n.d. Web. 05 Dec. 2015.

Nuclear fission unstable pic

"Britannica ImageQuest." Britannica ImageQuest. N.p., n.d. Web. 05 Dec. 2015.

Nuclear fusion pic

"Nuclear Fusion." Nuclear Fusion. N.p., n.d. Web. 05 Dec. 2015.

Fukushima video

"Bing." Fukushima+Radiation. N.p., n.d. Web. 06 Dec. 2015.