FC: PORTFOLIO | Nuclear energy
1: what is nuclear energy | It is the splitting of uranium atoms during a process called fission. | What is nuclear energy?
2: How does nuclear energy work? | When generating energy, it generates it by electrifying boiling water and creating steam. that steam then create electricity by turning turbines. But the heat is actually created by the process called fission inside a nuclear reactor. It splits the atoms in uranium and the steam is create when hard water cools the cool water.
3: Real life examples of nuclear energy | Real life examples of nuclear energy include power plants, radioactive waste, nuclear weapons, nuclear submarines and gamma rays.
4: What are the Short Term affects of Nuclear Energy? | Some short term effects of nuclear energy are that in case of an accident, the core containing the fuel and fission materials leaking into the environment. There is also the risk of being exposed to it.
5: What are the Long Term Effects of nuclear Energy? | Long term effects of nuclear energy can increase long term cancer risks. Studies on the survivors of the Japanese atomic bomb have shown in increased rates in leukemia and solid cancers. Also contaminated wild life sites can cause damage that can last for up to thousands of years.
6: How does Nuclear Energy Affect People and Wild LIfe? | Affects on wild life | The steam production of nuclear energy affects the water for the wild life thus negatively affecting aquatic environment by changing the normal temperature cycle. | Being exposed to nuclear energy can lead to different types of cancer, deformities and birth defect.
7: Affects on People | Some affects of being exposed to over 100 rems of the nuclear energy include nausea, vomiting, headache and loss of white blood cells. | Doses of 300 or more rems will include affects like temporary hair loss and damage to the nerve cells. It also causes a lower production of blood platelets. | Half of all people exposed to 450 or more rems died and being exposed to any amount over 800 rems is fatal. | Survivors from radiation will receive diseases such as leukemia, lung cancer, and cancer where other organs start to appear.
8: How safe is using nuclear energy? | Nuclear energy is a clean, safe way to make electricity and does not pollute the air like coal. | However since it uses radioactive material, if there was an accident, it could end up destroying wildlife environment and people in the area.
9: What are the Concerns with Disposing Nuclear Energy? | Some of the concerns in disposing nuclear energy is the health and safety concern of people. Another concern is that how long the nuclear energy lasts. some can keep their dangerous properties for over 100,000 years. | There is also a risk of it leaking and spreading into wildlife so when disposing of nuclear waste has to be done with extreme caution and care. There is also a risk of whoever is disposing the nuclear waste being exposed to the radioactive waste if not done carefully.
10: Event Associated With Nuclear energy | The Chernobyl disaster happened in the Chernobyl power plant in Ukrainian on April 26, 1986. | The Chernobyl disaster | The struggle to try to contain the contamination and possibility to another accident involved over 500,000 workers and 18 billion ruble.
11: An explosion and fire spread and released a large amount of radioactive contamination into the atmosphere. This has been known by many that this nuclear power plant accident has been one of the worse in history. It is also one of two accident that has happened that is classified as level 7 event on the international nuclear event scale. | This disaster started during a systems test. A sudden power output surge happened and emergency shutdown was attempted. But by doing this an even more serious spike in the power outlet occurred, witch then caused a reactor to rupture causing a series of explosions. This made it so that the graphite moderator was exposed to air causing that to ignite. The fire that was a result of this sent a large amount of radioactive smoke fallout.
12: This accident resulted with thirty one deaths that were all from the reactor staff and emergency workers there. But this was only the amount killed during the accident. Research from the Chernobyl Forum show that fifty emergency workers died from acute radiation syndrome, nine children died from thyroid cancer and about three thousand nine hundred and forty died from radiation-induced cancer and leukemia. | Casualties regarding this event