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  • Nuclear power

    1. 1. Nuclear PowerBy Alec Frost and Ryley Oroku
    2. 2. What is Nuclear Power? Nuclear Power is Energy from Splitting Uranium Atoms.
    3. 3. How Does Nuclear Power Work? 1. Nuclear fission is a type of nuclear reaction. It occurs when a neutron is absorbed by a uranium atom making it unstable. It then splits releasing a large amount of energy. 2. Creates Heat with the energy that then turns into steam. 3. Steam turns the turbines. 4. Turbines turn generators. 5. Generators store the electricity. http://www.darvill.clara.net/altenerg/nuclear.htm
    4. 4. How a Nuclear Power Plant Works Click to start the video.
    5. 5. How a Nuclear Power Plant Works Click to start the video.
    6. 6. Some Pros of Using Nuclear Power: Nuclear power doesn’t rely on fossil fuels. Because it doesn’t rely on fossil fuels, it isn’t effected by fluctuating oil and gas prices. CO2 emissions are minimal. Nuclear Power Plants create less radioactive waste that coal-fired plants. Nuclear Power created roughly 1 million times more energy than fossil fuel alternatives. It is cheaper because it doesn’t use expensive fossil fuels. http://science.howstuffworks.com/nuclear-power4.html
    7. 7. Some Cons of Using Nuclear Power: Accidents can cause radiation, making the environment unsafe for a long time. Uranium is very rare, you have to spend long periods of time mining in places like Canada and Australia. It is a non-renewable resource. Radioactive waste that Uranium creates can be used to make Nuclear weapons. If a terrorist group were to attack a nuclear power plant, the results could be devastating. Radio active waste is dangerous and takes tens of thousands of years before it is safe again. http://library.thinkquest.org/3741/nuclear_energy.html
    8. 8. What is Nuclear Power being used for, and where is it being used? Nuclear Power is being used in 30 different countries like China, S. Korea, Japan, Canada, and the USA. Nuclear power is being used in parts of these 30 countries to power everything from homes, to factories. 19.2% of the world’s power is nuclear. http://www.world-nuclear.org/info/inf01.html
    9. 9. Summary:There are many disadvantages and manyadvantages to nuclear power. However, we believethe disadvantages outweigh the advantages. Wedo not believe that we should rely on nuclearpower as an alternative source for energy.California has banned all new nuclear powerplants since the 1970s. Santa Barbara could notrun on nuclear power even if it wants to.http://www.independent.com/news/2011/dec/10/can-california-do-without-nuclear-power/
    10. 10. Thanks for watching our presentation!

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