1. Nuclear fission process and Nuclear Fuel:
What is fission?
Describe how nuclear fission is a self-sustaining. Explain isotopes and the elements/atoms that are used in nuclear energy. Define the term half-life and provide examples. Explain how Uranium is extracted. Explain nuclear fusion and why it is currently not in use as an energy source.
2. Electricity Production
Compare electric generation from coal to the electric generation using nuclear energy. Contrast fuel and controls rods.What are control rods critical to a nuclear reactor? Create a flow chart for production of electricity from nuclear energy. Describe nuclear power generation. Discuss its advantages and disadvantages, including short and long term environmental effects.
3. Nuclear reactor types
Diagram and describe a pressurized water reactor and show the three water circuits. Compare and contrast the following - conventional nuclear fission, breeder nuclear fission, and fusion. Discuss if a nuclear power plant safe in our area? – What are some of the preventions and securities in place to prevent a catastrophe?
4. Environmental advantages/disadvantages
Create a chart to describe the environmental advantages and disadvantages of nuclear energy. Sub topic - Safety issues and Radiation and Human Health Summarize the catastrophes of Chernobyl, Three-Mile Island, and Fukushima. Explain radiation exposure to humans – what is and when is it harmful, effects on human body. Discuss if a nuclear power plant safe in our area? – What are some of the preventions and securities in place to prevent a catastrophe?
5. Radioactive wastes
What is radioactive waste? Compare and contrast high and low level radioactive waste and the disposal of both. Describe storage of nuclear waste and the major disadvantages of nuclear waste storage. Relate the pros and cons on permanent storage of high-level radioactive waste. Give a recent update on the radiation levels at Fukushima - what is currently happening, what is the solution?
Is water vapor a greenhouse gas?
References: Everything that you report should be cited to its original source within your writing like this (Puskas 2016). You should paraphrase and not plagiarize. You may use charts, graphs, and illustrations but be sure to reference within your work.
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