Essays Tagged: "Nuclear power plant"

Nuclear Power

Nuclear PowerProducing energy from a nuclear power plant is very complicated. The process of nuclear ... and the transfer of heat to electricity in power plants.The process of splitting the atom is called nuclear fission. Fission can take place in many different kinds of atoms. This explanation uses Uran ... many different kinds of atoms. This explanation uses Uranium - 235, the atom most commonly used in nuclear reactors. The Uranium atom has many protons, thus making it unstable. Since the nucleus of t ...

(5 pages) 101 0 3.6 May/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Physics

Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant Disaster

What happened at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, on April 26, 1986, was the biggest nuclear accident in nuclear history. It caus ... spread out in the atmosphere and began their lethal trip.Those directly in charge of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant were Director V. P. Bryukhanov (at left) and Chief Engineer Nikolai Fomin( Medve ... t left) and Chief Engineer Nikolai Fomin( Medvedev, Z. 84). Neither of them had any experience with nuclear reactors. The Director of the Plant was a specialist in turbines and had, before, only worke ...

(10 pages) 182 0 3.9 Jan/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Physics

Nuclear Waste Management

good goodNuclear Waste managementNuclear energy harnesses the energy released during the splitting or fusing ... is most often used to convert water to steam, turning turbines, and generating electricity.However, nuclear energy also has many disadvantages. An event that demonstrated this was the terrible inciden ... ated 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 and caused the world's worst known reactor disaster to date. ...

(5 pages) 82 0 4.0 Dec/1997

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

This essay is about the affect of human changes to the environment. It uses two cases: the inncident at Cherenobyl and the draining of the Aral sea.

ives. Two cases of this are the Chernobyl' accident and the draining of the Aral Sea.The Chernobyl' nuclear power plant was built by the Soviet Union in the 1970's. It was built to provide electricity ...

(2 pages) 63 0 4.6 Dec/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Pyschology. Anger Management. 10 pages, 2800 words with references. Written by a 4.0 gpa student.

sconception about anger is that it is always a bad thing. However, anger can be as destructive as a nuclear bomb, or as productive as a nuclear power plant. It is essential to learn to harness the pow ...

(11 pages) 323 2 4.8 Feb/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Project on the Chernobyl disaster

The Chernobyl nuclear accident occurred in the city of Chernobyl. At the time of the accident, Chernobyl was a cit ... 25th -26th, April 1986 when the Chernobyl accident occurred. The reactor of Unit 4 of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant was being prepared for shutdown. This was a routine procedure, enabling maintena ... d 16,000 kilometers north of the Soviet Union. At first it was assumed that there had been a Soviet nuclear weapons test. However, analysis showed that the radionuclides (radioactive atoms) were from ...

(7 pages) 106 1 3.7 Mar/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

The SImpsons.

patriarch of the Simpson household, a thirty-eight year old safety inspector at Springfield's local nuclear power plant. Homer's wife Marge is a thirty-four year old homemaker. Together they have thre ... n meetings. The police chief, town mayor, family doctor, school principal, and Homer's employer and nuclear power plant owner Mr. Burns all make regular appearances. Even the QuikiMart owner and the o ...

(4 pages) 237 6 4.2 Aug/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

Its about a nuclear power plant and the goods and bads about it.

I was recently looking over two articles over the Ginna nuclear-power plant accident in different magazines. The first being Time, whose article in the week ... grest, John Carey and Mary Lord, from Newsweek Magazine published a similar article titled "Again a Nuclear Mishap." When reading these articles I discovered just how different their viewpoints were e ... active Leak," the title of Time magazine's article was not as serious as Newsweek's title, "Again a Nuclear Mishap." Comparing leak with mishap is a big distinction. Leak simply tells me that somethin ...

(3 pages) 48 0 3.4 Nov/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Issues

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

Waste, Radiation, and Danger; The Hanford Nuclear Power PlantsAre nuclear power plants dangerous? In a word, yes, and Hanford is one of the ol ... one of the oldest ones around, producing radiation since 1944. Radioactive materials emitted from a nuclear power plant, such as Hanford, can injure living tissue, and a high enough dose can kill. The ... yl will not be forgotten, and cannot because the evidence is still there. The harmful elements that nuclear reactors contain are numerous, and are potentially a source of energy for catastrophe. The w ...

(4 pages) 74 0 2.6 Dec/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Nuclear Power: Pros and Cons

I explained whether these statements were true or false, and gave the pros and cons of Nuclear Power after I had addressed the questions.1. Home smoke detectors contain radioactive materi ... ffected by radiation exposure.6. Small amounts of matter are converted to huge amounts of energy in Nuclear weapons.7. Physicians can distinguish the difference between cancer caused by radiation and ... erence between cancer caused by radiation and from other sources.8. Medical X-rays are dangerous.9. Nuclear power plants create serious hazards to public health and the environment.10. An improperly m ...

(1 pages) 90 0 4.8 Feb/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

Sociological Analysis of the Chernobyl Disaster

Ukraine, former USSR, it was a cool night with high humidity levels. The employees of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant were going about their regular duties on their ordinary shifts. Little did they ... deadly in the worse possible ways. At 1:23 AM on the 25th, an explosion in unit 4 of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant occurred. The graphite core of the reactor had exploded, which then effectively ...

(18 pages) 80 1 4.5 May/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Benefits and Dangers of nuclear energy

s sure that he was going to be a valuable resource to me for this project and topic.About the Topic:Nuclear Energy, energy released during the splitting or fusing of atomic nuclei. The energy of any s ... the splitting or fusing of atomic nuclei. The energy of any system, whether physical, chemical, or nuclear, is manifested by the system's ability to do work or to release heat or radiation. The total ...

(5 pages) 131 0 4.2 May/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Physics

Health Concerns of Expousure to Radiation

fected by natural sources of radiation. Some people might also have been affected by radiation from nuclear fallout or a nuclear bomb. I will explain to you the concerns and effects in various biologi ... radiation that you don't come in contact with everyday is the fallout that you might receive from a nuclear power plant. On 1986, after several human errors, reactor 4 at Chernobyl Power Plant explode ...

(2 pages) 33 0 3.0 Oct/2004

Subjects: Science Essays

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 plant had a meltdown. This accident released millions of radioactive isotopes into the ... he risk of radioactive exposure. Chernobyl has become a metaphor not for the horror of uncontrolled nuclear power, but also for the collapsing Soviet system and its reflexive sectecy and deception, di ...

(1 pages) 42 2 1.3 Dec/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

NUCLEAR BRIEFING Describe how the reactor at Three Mile Island (or Chernobyl) was supposed to work. What went wrong and what are the implications of the accident?

NUCLEAR BRIEFINGDescribe how the reactor at Three Mile Island (or Chernobyl) was supposed to work. W ... t are the implications of the accident?On 26th April 1986, what was described as "The world's worst nuclear disaster" occurred at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in the Ukraine. 190 tons of highly r ... atmosphere. The result was an international ecological disaster and as such the issue of safety in nuclear reactors like that at Chernobyl needs to be addressed and the dangers assessed.The staffs at ...

(5 pages) 33 0 4.5 Jul/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Physics

STRESS - in the work place

-lung disease, for instance, strikes workers who spend their lives in coal mines. Radiation affects nuclear-power-plant workers. Job burnout, on the other hand, is not a job specific hazard. It can de ...

(10 pages) 203 0 4.7 Jul/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

Chernobyl: nuclear melt down- parties responsible.

"Nuclear Power stations are like stars that shine all day long,' declared one senior Soviet scientist ... time when the Soviet Union carried out a widespread reactor building programme. It was a time when nuclear fuel seemed like it would be cheaper than the more traditional oil and coal. However, people ... the more traditional oil and coal. However, people of this time never predicted the effects of this nuclear material on the environment. These lasting effects were seen when reactor number four at the ...

(7 pages) 36 0 0.0 Oct/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

Three Mile Island

America's worst accident at a civilian nuclear power plant occurred on March 28, 1979. Unbeknown to anyone, half the fuel melted in one of ... ory-in-the-News display case during spring 2004, to the accident in Unit 2 of the Three Mile Island nuclear power station (TMI-2). That exhibit featured the 1983 computer-controlled ultrasonic survey. ...

(1 pages) 737 0 0.0 Oct/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Nuclear Energy Is an Answer to Global Warming

going issue throughout the world for many years. One of the many questions brought from it is, 'Is nuclear energy the answer to global warming?'Nuclear power plants use the heat given off during fiss ... r plants use the heat given off during fission as fuel. Fission takes place inside the reactor of a nuclear power plant, where it generates heat. The heat is used to boil water into steam. The steam t ...

(5 pages) 53 1 5.0 Apr/2007

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Chernobyl

ChernobylChernobyl was a nuclear power plant in the Soviet Union that had the biggest power plant disaster in history. I was ... do not know how such a great power could let such a deadly accident happen, especially the biggest nuclear accident in history. Today there are better safety precautions to keep an event like this fr ... reasons, and had many effects that took large clean up efforts.What was Chernobyl? Chernobyl was a nuclear power plant that was created originally to make nuclear missiles during war (Read 27). After ...

(11 pages) 40 0 3.0 Mar/2001

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science