Nuclear power is power derived from nuclear energy.
Facts about Nuclear Power
2. Nuclear power plants cause environmental pollution.
3. Nuclear fission is the safest way to create power.
4. The 104 power plants in the US neighbor 3 million people that live within 10 miles.
5. Every two years, the plant is shut down for cleaning, which doesn't the people that relies on that energy, power.
6. In 1942, the Manhattan project created the first nuclear reactor design.
7. A bomb generated an explosive power equal to 15,000 to 20,000 tons of trinitrotoluene.
8. it can cost over 6 billion dollars to build a new reactor for an existing plant.
9. The leading producers of nuclear power are US, France, and Japan.
10. Nuclear power provides about 20% of the electricity in the US.
How the System Works
1. First, uranium fuel is loaded into the reactor. In the reactor, atoms split apart and releases heat energy in a controlled nuclear reaction.
2. Control rods are raised or lowered to collect neutrons and slow down or speed up the chain reaction.
3. Water is soon pumped into the reactor to collect as much heat energy the chain reaction creates. It flows around a loop linking the rector to a heat exchange.
4. Inside the heat exchanger, the water gives up its energy to cooler water which then turns to steam.
5.Soon the steam from the heat exchanger is pushed into a a turbine. the steam pushes past the turbine and makes it spin.
6. The spinning turbine is connected to a electricity generator and makes that spin also.
7.Finally, the generator produces electricity that flows out to a power grind and then to our homes.
Waste in Water
Waste effects the water so it won't be clean for the animals and plants that live in that area.
This dog was born with extra arms all over his body. This poor dog was found near the Ukraine power plant after the Chernobyl accident on April 26, 1986.
This daisy was exposed to radiation (nuclear power) which caused it to deform.
Waste in Water
Effects to the Human Body
Skin: Cause skin cancer.
Eyes: Rise in cataracts.
Thyroid Gland:Increase in thyroid cancer rates.
Lymph Tissue: Tumors start to grow.
Bone Marrow: Damage leading to leukemia or aplactic anemia.
Blood System: Severe loss of white blood cells.
Lung: Breathing Nuclear energy can cause lung cancer.
Heart: Intense exposure to radioactive material would damage small blood vessels.
Stomach: Damage to intestinal tract lining will cause nausea, bloody vomiting, and diarrhea.
Reproductive System: Damage to ovaries and eggs in women; damage to prostate and testes in men.
1. “The waste from nuclear power plants will be toxic to humans for 100,000 years after it is released.”
2. “Living near a nuclear plant can increase the risk of childhood leukemia and other forms of cancer even if there is no meltdown.”
3. “Natural uranium is only 0.7% "uranium-235", which is the type of uranium that undergoes fission in this type of reactor."
4. "The rest is U-238, which just sits there getting in the way."
5. “57 nuclear accidents since 1986, averaging out to just over two nuclear accidents each year.”
6. "Nuclear disarmament is the only sane path to a safer world."
in the picture above, the child's mother was exposed to radiation which cause her child to deform and not look like the norm.
Radiation in the Body
In this image, it shows what Nuclear radiation does to the human body.
Above, is an image of a egg that was exposed to radiation. In other words, this image is of an egg inside an egg.
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