FC: The Pros and Cons and other science questions!!! | Mandy | Nuclear Energy
2: Nuclear Energy: | The Pros | Nuclear is one of the best ways for energy because it is readily available and doesn't hurt the environment unless the reactors and cooling units go out of control
3: Nuclear causes little pollution | It is less vulnerable to shortages | One of the safest way of producing energy, because none die of the reactor the way some die of burning coal or mining | Emits relatively low amounts of green house gases | Technology is always ready, it doesn't have to be developed | Low operative costs | Nuclear can be reduced into waste recycle
4: Nuclear Energy: | The Cons | It is said that the Cons of Nuclear Energy are fair more then Por's, but the Cons are all the same things= MASSIVE DESTRUCTION!, to the area
5: Rod may overheat and cause massive trouble | May get radiation sickness | Nuclear is a preferred terrorist attack zone | The energy source of Nuclear is Uranium that can only last another 30-60 years depending on the demand levels | Long construction time | Shipping Nuclear is a potential threat to the world if it gets loose | Waste lasts from 200-500 thousand years | Costs a lot of money to be built
6: Describe about your topic | 1a) Describe about your topic : | Nuclear is one of the newer ways of creating energy. Nuclear is just like taking the energy from the atom's nuclease, which is the center of an atom. The energy is taken from there and is generated later. | 1b) How does it work? | Nuclear energy only works when an atom breaks off into smaller particles and in the process, releasing a lot of energy. Nuclear also needs Uranium to work. When the Uranium atom mixes with a neutron, it turns into kinetic energy that is then put into a generator and sent to the people.
7: 1c) What is a real life example? | A real life example of a disastrous nuclear energy is what happen in Japan, March, 11, 2011. A earthquake with a magnitude of 9.0 hit the island. After the massive earthquake and tsunami, two nuclear power plants from opposite ends of Japan lost control of their cooling units. Workers struggled to get the reactors under control. A real life example of a good functioning Nuclear Power Plant in the world is the one in South America, just outside of Cape Town. This Nuclear Power Plant not only supplies energy to Cape Town, but also for the whole western cape of the continent too.
8: 2a) What are some of the short term effects? | Flash blindness lasts from a minimum of a few seconds to a maximum of two minutes, very short. It may take away some of your blood cells living you vulnerable to infection until your body is able to reproduce more. It can also cause nausea and bloody vomiting and diarrhea. | 2b) What are some of the long term effects? | A type of long term effect from Nuclear is blood disorder. People near a bomb have a higher chance of getting anemia. Leukemia and cancer can last for a long period of time, the minimum being two years and the maximum being your death . It can cause lung cancer, brain caner, breast cancer, etc. Tumors is an example of a long term effect too.
9: 2c) How does it affect wild life and people? | Radiation from the Nuclear Power Plant may leak and cause massive destruction, explosions and fires, etc. It can also be good for people because it is a natural and ready source of energy that we will have for the next sixty or so years. It does not to be man- produced because it is an always ready source of energy. Radiation is the biggest thing that would have an effect on civilization, because it can either cause massive destruction, if they lose control of reactors and their cooling units or it can be a good thing for civilization because one power plant can supply pretty much a whole coast in a continent.
10: Give a real-life example | A real life example is like what happen in Japan, March, 11, 2011 when the cooling units in the Nuclear Power Plants went out of control and the reactors wouldn't stay stable. A lot of people died as in 15,854 deaths, 26,992 injured, and 3,155 people missing.
11: Aftermath of nuclear bombs in Japan | The aftermath a nuclear bomb takes an estimated time of almost a decade, because of how destructive the nuclear bombs and fires and deaths can cause.The civilization needs time to rebuild itself.
12: Before the nuclear bomb
13: After ( an older picture because the newer one was too blurry