Lists of nuclear disasters and radioactive incidents Essays

  • Richard A. Muller's Nuclear Waste

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    In “Nuclear Waste” by Richard A. Muller, he expresses his concerns about radioactive material in Yucca Mountain that will be left behind for thousands of years and the unfamiliar dangers that we face. He starts by stating that nuclear waste is one of the biggest issues that our government faces even though they highly follow their “safe” nuclear waste disposal. He stresses how the government prototype nuclear waste facility at Yucca Mountain is supposed to be so safe, but they built it on a site

  • Summary: The Nuclear Regulatory Commission

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    A company called the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) are constantly researching and updating their safety precautions and regulations. All of these precautions are to make sure that no human, or environmental harm will occur. This also makes it more difficult to try and work at a plant or to become a plant supervisor. There are only around 100 people who are licensed to run Water and Boiling Power Reactors, which make up almost twenty percent of the U.S energy consumption rate. To become a licensed

  • Phineas Gage Case Study Essay

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    Kirsten Malec PSY 110 - 1287 Paper 2 : Phineas Gage February 12, 2018 The Case Study of Phineas Gage Phineas Gage, a railroad worker, had a steel rod blown through his forehead in an accident after some explosive powder blew up suddenly. The metal rod entered through the left side of his mouth and exited at the top of the of his head. Some consequences of his accident included personality and behavior alterations. Following the accident, a case study was implemented. What is a case study? A

  • The Pros And Cons Of Nuclear Fission

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    When the nuclei of Uranium-235 and Plutonium-239 undergo nuclear fission, they produce waste as a by-product, which is known as nuclear waste or “fission fragments”. (Leslie Corrice, 2015) This waste contains radioisotopes, which are radioactive isotopes that have long half-lives. This means that the radioisotopes are able to stay in the atmosphere for hundreds of thousands of years, which is extremely hazardous to the earth’s environment. Very commonly this waste contaminates water and ruins the

  • Three Mile Island Crisis Case Study

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    On the 28th of March, 1979, a small valve at the nuclear plant Three Mile Island, USA (from here on referred to as TMI) malfunctioned and caused cooling water to drain from the valve, which resulted in the nuclear core beginning to overheat (President's Commission on the Accident at Three Mile Island, 1979). When the operators faced ringing alarms in the control room, combined with contradictory readings, they shut off the emergency water supply, which only made the core overheat at a higher rate

  • Fukushima Nuclear Meltdown Research Paper

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    Fukushima Nuclear Meltdown 2011 Introduction The Fukushima nuclear meltdown disaster on 11 March 2011 was an aftermath of the magnitude 9.0 Tohoku earthquake and the subsequent tsunami. The equipment failures in the power plant led to discharge of radioactive substance into the seawater and atmosphere. It is the biggest nuclear accident since the Chernobyl disaster in 1986. This paper analyze the causes and explain the consequence of the disaster, follow by the ethical issue which arises from the

  • Disadvantages Of Nuclear Transmutation

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    Nuclear fallout is an incredibly dangerous and prevalent stain on Earth, affecting all aspects of life. Fallout is the result of nuclear detonations or nuclear accidents and is an incredibly radioactive substance that is easily spread by wind currents (“Radioactive Fallout”). Radiation is incredibly dangerous to human life- it has been found that radiation of 400 rads can have a 50% mortality rate, with over 650 being unsurvivable (Lindop 18). This danger was fully revealed after the Chernobyl disaster

  • Fukushima Earthquake Research Paper

    588 Words  | 3 Pages

    of a disastrous accident caused by a nuclear power plant. This is what happened to many residents of Japan. Fukushima, the subject of a giant nuclear disaster caused by the tsunami that struck Japan in 2011, and affected other countries, is still being tested for radioactive contamination, yet Japan has to restore trust with Fukushima’s citizens by proving that it is safe to use nuclear power again and providing them with their former homes, lost by the disaster. This is still a major problem in Japan

  • Importance Of Environmental Education Essay

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    Introduction: Our earth is the most precious gift of the universe. It is the sustenance of ‘nature’ that is the key to the development of the future of mankind. It is the duty and responsibility of each one of us to protect nature. It is here that the understanding of the ‘environment’ comes into the picture. The degradation of our environment is linked with the development process and the ignorance of people about retaining the ecological balance. Indeed, no citizen of the earth can

  • Case Study: The Chernobyl Power Plant

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    Introduction It was early on the morning of April 26, 1986. Employees at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine lost control of an important safety test. A power surge sparked a giant explosion that tore through the roof of the plant. Just seconds later, the power plant caught fire. Flames shot into the sky. But the real disaster was only beginning. The Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant was leaking a dangerous and invisible material called radiation into the air. Radiation in large amounts is

  • Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Case Study

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  • Baudrillard's Postmodernism Analysis

    6873 Words  | 28 Pages

    Baudrillard makes a connection between fame and death in Simulacra and Simulation: “Death is never an absolute criteria, but in this case it is significant: the era of James Dean, Marilyn Monroe, and the Kennedys, of those who really died simply because they had a mythic dimension that implies death” (24). The myth about death is further explained as a concept that erases an individual’s mortality and transforms these icons into immortality in an art form or by the media. Replication and broadcasting