Essays Tagged: "Radioactive waste"

Nuclear Legacy

rch for new and efficient ways to dispose of these lethal by-products which candestroy life itself. Radioactive products can be either beneficial or devastating. It alldepends on how we use them. In t ... lated U.S. city, and is owned by theDepartment of Energy. A low populated city is an ideal site for radioactive disposal.Although the city of Hanford is sparsely populated, geologists fear the possibi ...

(4 pages) 67 1 4.7 Nov/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Atmospheric Sciences

Nuclear Power: Pros and Cons

pros and cons of Nuclear Power after I had addressed the questions.1. Home smoke detectors contain radioactive materials.2. Radioactive materials and radiation are unnatural and did not exist until c ...

(1 pages) 90 0 4.8 Feb/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

Bioremdiation of Toxic Wastes

ium, lead, mercury, plutonium, uranium, cesium, strontium, and technetium. The last five are highly radioactive [NABIR 9].Bioremediation offers a cheaper, more efficient approach to clean nature. Othe ... and filling, or deep-well injections are all either expensive and/or dangerous. Piling up toxic and radioactive waste underground or in the ocean bed can lead to contamination of the water or the soil ...

(3 pages) 42 0 4.3 Feb/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Natural Capitalism Is it possible to create new jobs, restore our environment, and promote social stability. Are the solutions creative, practical, and profitable?

VCRs, Styrofoam coffee cups, landfills; the waste we can't see: Superfund sites, greenhouse gases, radioactive waste, vagrant chemicals; and the social waste we don't want to think about: homelessnes ...

(10 pages) 122 1 4.9 Apr/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

The Adventures of Nut Man, a spinoff of modern day superheros

the nut. One day while on a stroll through town munching on western albino peanuts a truck full of radioactive waste drove by, you know the ones with the big warning signs on them. This of course dis ... em. This of course distracted the driver of a majestic dark blue Volvo 940 Turbo causing a horrible radioactive waste dump right on Jim. Naturally the driver of the Volvo came away unscathed from the ...

(3 pages) 42 2 4.3 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Poems & Short Stories

Benefits and Dangers of nuclear energy

(ranked in most important order.)1. (Medicine)Atomic Energy is used in Medicine by doctors who use radioactive isotopes called tracers, to help find diseases in a patient. As the tracers move through ... racer, and smaller quantities of radiation aimed at the tumours can kill them. Researchers also use radioactive isotopes to find out more about how the body works. Radiation is also highly used to ste ...

(5 pages) 131 0 4.2 May/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Physics

Radioactive Waste

ollution is a hazard that comes in many different forms. There is nuclear pollution, pollution from radioactive materials and many more. The type of pollution I am going to write about is radioactive ... g to explain the processing, storage, disposal, characterization, transportation, and pollutants of radioactive waste. The process radioactive waste goes through is long.PROCESSINGRadioactive waste is ...

(4 pages) 42 0 4.0 Dec/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

The challenges facing governments to preserve the enviroment

IntroductionDesertificationRadioactive WastesDeforestationOzone layerGlobal WarmingLand PollutionAir PollutionWater PollutionIn ... ification, as a process of global change, is permanent or how and when it can be halted or reversed.RADIOACTIVE WASTESIntroductionGenerally speaking, radioactive waste can be either long-lived or shor ... troductionGenerally speaking, radioactive waste can be either long-lived or short-lived. Long-lived radioactive waste decays at a much slower rate than short-lived waste, and therefore retains its rad ...

(22 pages) 243 1 5.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: Science Essays

Nuclear Power.

e or gain neutrons and protons to gain stability, the loss of particles and energy is radioactivity.Radioactive decay occurs when an unstable isotope breaks down into another same or different element ... ergy brought, waste disposal was another problem that is need to be considered. Plutonium and other radioactive substances are highly radioactive wastes, which were extremely difficult to dispose. Cur ...

(2 pages) 37 0 3.4 Dec/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Physics

Nuclear Power for mankind.

safety, and labor problems.Radiological hazards can arise in most steps of the nuclear fuel cycle. Radioactive radon gas is a colorless gas produced from the decay of uranium. As a result, radon is a ... aterial on the ground that still contain small concentrations of uranium. To prevent the release of radioactive radon gas into the air from this uranium waste, these wastes must be stored in waterproo ...

(7 pages) 75 0 4.2 Apr/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences

Nuclear Power

e of large quantities of deadly fission products into the environment.Even during normal operation, radioactive materials are regularly discharged into the air and water.One of the biggest problems fa ... to the air and water.One of the biggest problems facing the nuclear industry is what to do with the radioactive waste generated in a nuclear reactor.Large quantities of low and intermediate level wast ...

(3 pages) 48 1 3.7 May/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry


ch in Antarctica.* People are not allowed to take over the land.* Nuclear explosions and dumping of radioactive waste in Antarctica is not allowed.Currently, forty three countries have signed the trea ...

(1 pages) 27 2 4.8 Nov/2006

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

Nuclear Energy Is an Answer to Global Warming

air, many people believe it is the way forwards. But there are many disadvantages too, such as the radioactive waste and/or risk of explosions.There are many other pros and cons for nuclear energy so ... e mock drills in case of a real emergency.There is also the problem of what happens with the highly radioactive waste produced. At the moment, the waste is stored underground at the nuclear power stat ...

(5 pages) 53 1 5.0 Apr/2007

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Maxey Flats

r the people in the neighborhoods of nuclear landfills.The United States has operated six low level radioactive landfills over the past four decades. Out of those six, Maxey Flats is one of three to b ... s first nuclear disposal sites (Main). This 280-acre landfill had around 4.75 million cubic feet of radioactive waste buried in its depressions. In 1972 petitions started circulating to have Maxey Fla ...

(3 pages) 1519 0 3.0 Jul/2001

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

The Atomic Age: Three Miles Island, Chernobyl And Hiroshima

lly dangerous form of energy. Not only are there environmental risks with nuclear power plants, the radioactive waste they create is a long term problem that the world will have to cope with for centu ... r, the emergency system was shut off, causing sever core damage which in turn led to the release of radioactive gases. Though only small amounts of radiation were let out, human exposure was increased ...

(9 pages) 26 0 3.0 Jan/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Should Australia reduce its use of coal and build its own nuclear reactor for generating energy?

uclear power plants give out less carbon dioxide, it produces other pollution such as radiation and radioactive substances, which must be contained.Australia should reduce its use of coal and become m ... .Although the use of nuclear energy is controversial because of the risks andthe problem of storing radioactive waste for many years ahead, the possibility for severe radioactive contamination by acci ...

(1 pages) 26 0 4.8 Sep/2007

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

Nuclear Power

s have a half-life, the time it takes for half of it's original mass to decay. This is why waste is radioactive for so long. Plutonium which is a byproduct from nuclear power plant processes has a hal ... own did occur there would be casualties in the tens of thousands. Exposure to massive quantities of radioactive waste could cause instant death. Those who survive will develop cancer or other health d ...

(3 pages) 36 0 4.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

General facts about radioactive wastes

from supporting the use of nuclear energy.Radiation is the energy releases while the decay of some radioactive isotope’s neutron which are not stable. These energies are released in different fo ... radiations can also be found in the nature, these are called background radiation since soil holds radioactive substances such as uranium, thorium, radium and the radioactive gas radon which is conti ...

(6 pages) 1108 0 0.0 Jan/2009

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

Nuclear Power: A radioactive Waste of Time Essay about disadvantages of nuclear power.

Nuclear Power: A Radioactive Waste of TimeFor many years now, technology has strived to discover alternative energy s ... e majority of the materials extracted during uranium ore mining is waste containing other hazardous radioactive and toxic substances. Most nuclear reactors require one specific form of uranium, uraniu ... ar power plant operation transforms uranium fuel into a rich, highly-toxic and dangerous mixture of radioactive elements, such as plutonium. Plutonium is the manmade element used in nuclear bombs, onl ...

(5 pages) 2 0 0.0 Nov/2012

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Current Issues

Nuclear Waste

waste makes up 90 percent of nuclear waste worldwide, but is only 1 percent of radioactivity in all radioactive waste. The high level nuclear wastes, which come from nuclear power plants make up 3 per ... nts make up 3 percent of the nuclear waste worldwide, but is 95 percent of the radioactivity in all radioactive waste. The main issue is figuring out the best way to store the nuclear waste. Currently ...

(6 pages) 0 0 0.0 Jan/2014

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry