Essays Tagged: "Chernobyl"

The Nuclear Power Debate

involved in storing nuclear waste, it's use was criticised. Two accidents, at Three Mile Island and Chernobyl, demonstrated to the world the enormous risks involved in producing nuclear power.Nuclear ... fallout from a faulty reactor is a dangerous possibility, and the events following the accident at Chernobyl demonstrated the long term destructiveness radiation is capable of. In 1986 at Chernobyl, ...

(3 pages) 210 0 4.3 Jan/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Physics

"The Andromeda Strain" by Michael Crichton, a science fiction book

g out that technology is growing so rapidly, there is bound to becrises, like Three Mile Island and Chernobyl, and how the biological field ofscience has never had a major crisis. He also points out t ...

(4 pages) 79 0 4.6 May/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Nuclear Power

icity, the dangers involved with nuclear reactors to humans (ie. cancer) and past disasters such as Chernobyl there are well based reasons not to pursue this energy source. New sources such as fusion ... studies concerning the health of nuclear by-products and scares of nuclear accidents like those at Chernobyl are slowly rendering Nuclear Fission an obselete energy source. This essay will prove that ...

(8 pages) 159 0 3.4 Dec/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Technology

What Have We Learned From Three-Mile Island After 17 Years?

- -What Have We Learned From Three-Mile Island After 17 Years ?(Implications for Future Chernobyl's )Today in our energy hungry world, the reliance on nuclear power is getting larger and l ... experienced if not the worst technogenic environmental disaster of the 20th century ten years ago- Chernobyl, together with the partial meltdown at Three Mile Island seventeen years ago, most people ... al that we understand both the logic andoutcomes of such disasters. Today 10 years later,effects of Chernobyl are still hazardous and have been detected all over theworld. Belarus, a country most affe ...

(4 pages) 61 0 4.6 Apr/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Chernobyl

there is a problem. The government of the Soviet Union was the owner of the nuclear power plant in Chernobyl. When there was a problem, the government immediately sent soldiers to surround the plant ... nd egg cells, later on effecting their children and their generation. Before the nuclear reactor in Chernobyl had a melt down, a joint US and Japanese research team set up in Hiroshima to study the ef ...

(7 pages) 80 0 3.0 Mar/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Nuclear Power -- Con.

icity, the dangers involved with nuclear reactors to humans (ie. cancer) and past disasters such as Chernobyl there are well based reasons not to pursue this energy source. New sources such as fusion ... studies concerning the health of nuclear by-products and scares of nuclear accidents like those at Chernobyl are slowly rendering Nuclear Fission an obselete energy source. This essay will prove that ...

(8 pages) 85 0 3.5 Dec/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Technology

Nuclear Waste Management

ar energy also has many disadvantages. An event that demonstrated this was the terrible incident at Chernobyl'. Here on April 26, 1986, one of the reactors of a nuclear power plant went out of control ...

(5 pages) 82 0 4.0 Dec/1997

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Waste, Radiation, and Danger; The Hanford Nuclear Power Plants.

h enough dose can kill. The public has seen the danger, although over a decade ago, the meltdown at Chernobyl will not be forgotten, and cannot because the evidence is still there. The harmful element ... le are being exposed to radiation more and more from leaking barrels underground and accidents like Chernobyl. Even before the nuclear fuel is used we are being more exposed to radiation.Radiological ...

(4 pages) 74 0 2.6 Dec/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

The chernobyl explosion

On April 26, 1986, reactor Number 4 of the Chernobyl nuclear plant went critical. The result was an uncontrolled reaction that made a steam exp ... I could have done the Challenger explosion, but that would have too easy, and I knew nothing about Chernobyl when I saw the name on my little list. I hadn't even heard of it before, so I thought it m ... least looked like that it was true. I found some crazy stuff, like an article that a UFO prevented Chernobyl from exploding in a huge nuclear fireball that would have wiped most of Europe off the glo ...

(2 pages) 51 2 1.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Science Essays

Chernobyl and Easter Island

In 1986, a reactor overheated at the Chernobyl Power Plant in former Soviet Union (which is now Ukraine) and caused a meltdown in the cor ... d into the air after there were explosions at the power plant. The radioactivity that the people of Chernobyl were exposed to was "100 times greater than the Hiroshima bomb". When someone looks back a ... places' societies collapsed, and many people were affected by what happened. From the explosion in Chernobyl, many people died, became sick, and had no choice but to leave their homes in Chernobyl. T ...

(3 pages) 38 0 3.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Chernobyl, this is about what happen to the chernbyl nuclear reactor

April 26, 1986 at 1:23 am the core of the fourth reactor at the V.I. Lenin nuclear power station in Chernobyl, Ukraine exploded, ripping off the roof, and spaying radioactive material everywhere. Cher ... action. If too few control rods are in the reactor, the result will most likely catastrophic, as at Chernobyl.The Soviet RBMK reactors were unsafe from the start. The first reactor built in the early ...

(13 pages) 43 1 4.7 Sep/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > Asian History

THe Legacy of Communism in Russia

eaders had. (Brzezinsk 153) The legacy of yesterday is now creating a legacy of today.The legacy of Chernobyl also still lives within Russia near the city of Kiev. Vehicles that go in are still not al ...

(4 pages) 34 0 0.0 Dec/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

A biography about the Chernobyl accident. I did it for science, but you can use it for anything. I can be used for science, history, and English.

In Chernobyl, USSR, now known now as Ukraine, on Monday April 26, 1986, a reactor of the nuclear power ... radioactive isotopes into the air of the Ukraine and other countries eastern, and northern east to Chernobyl. People had to evacuate the Chernobyl area because of the risk of radioactive exposure. Ch ... ned, Why this is a problem, and conclustion. This is soppose to be a environmental problem essay on Chernobyl.

(1 pages) 42 2 1.3 Dec/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Tidal Power as a Solution to the Energy Crisis

ing the nuclear energy industry. However, most of the people remember the awful consequences of The Chernobyl tragedy of 1986 that happened in Ukraine. The victims will not risk their lives for anothe ...

(4 pages) 44 0 5.0 Mar/2007

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences

Chernobyl

ChernobylChernobyl was a nuclear power plant in the Soviet Union that had the biggest power plant di ... detail at all and just stated a few facts so it was not very helpful to me.What really happened at Chernobyl? Why did the accident really happen? There are many reasons that caused the incident and I ... find all of the answers I am looking for, I will probably continue to research more on the accident Chernobyl had a massive accident that happened for a number of reasons, and had many effects that to ...

(11 pages) 40 0 3.0 Mar/2001

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Damages Caused By Nuclear Accidents

Many places have suffered from nuclear radiation exposure, such as Chernobyl, Marshall Islands, Japan, the United States, and Kurchatov (Braverstock). Due to the risks ... lobal, agricultural, and natural ecosystems, and, in turn, on human society" (3).On April 26, 1986, Chernobyl, a generating station in the Soviet Union, is considered responsible for over 200,000 deat ... which is causing scientists to have trouble studying the effects of the radiation (NEA).Even before Chernobyl occurred, Three Mile Island had already been deemed a disaster area. In Royaton, Pennsylva ...

(7 pages) 29 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Chernobyl

Chernobyl was one of the largest and most powerful nuclear reactors in the former Soviet Union. It w ... ll the pressure tubes and blew off the entire top of the reactor.There were two major explosions at Chernobyl, the first destroyed the reactor number four, and the second blew lumps of fuel and graphi ... ng more property. The fires were only the first emergency. The first fire fighters to arrive at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant had 3 fire engines and were led by Lieutenant Pravik of the Chernobyl ...

(8 pages) 51 0 5.0 May/2001

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

The Atomic Age: Three Miles Island, Chernobyl And Hiroshima

of uncertainty and destruction. The Nuclear age has caused many disasters including the meltdown at Chernobyl, the accident at Three Mile Island and the bombing of Hiroshima. The atom enabled society ... as the first disaster of its kind, it was not the last.On April 26th, 1986 in the Ukrainian town of Chernobyl the worst nuclear disaster ever occurred. An improperly supervised experiment was conducte ...

(9 pages) 26 0 3.0 Jan/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Belarusian Economy

ability of the economy. Another drag on the economy is the continuing cost associated with the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster, estimated in 1995 at a quarter of the national economy. The southern par ...

(2 pages) 515 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

Nuclear power plants

ere is a great danger of toxic waste invading our rivers, and also the chance of a spill similar to Chernobyl. As we saw in the Chernobyl video, there is great danger when using nuclear energy. If thi ...

(2 pages) 19 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science