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    Shortly after X-rays were discovered in 1895, Antoine Henri Becquerel (1852-1908) tried to show the relationship between X-rays and phosphorescence of uranium salts. In one of his experiments a photographic plate wrapped in black paper, placed a sample of uranium salt on it and exposed to sunlight. By revealing the plot appeared that the rays emitted by the salt had penetrated through the paper. Later, Becquerel was preparing to repeat the experiment, but as the sunlight was intermittent, placed

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    isotope called uranium 235. Before we start you might be wondering what is an isotope. An isotope is an atom. All isotope should have the same number of protons, but they should all have different number of neutrons. For example the isotope called Carbon 12 has 6 protons and 6 neutrons, the other isotope call Carbon 13 has 6 protons and 7 neutrons. Basically, uranium 235 is a type of isotope for the element called uranium. Uranium 235 makes up 0.72% of all natural uranium. Uranium 235 was on this

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    Nuclear energy What is nuclear energy: Nuclear energy is a nuclear power that released by nuclear reaction to generate heat. the energy released. nuclear energy uses fuel made from mined and processed uranium to make steam and generate electricity by two ways. nuclear fusion and nuclear fission. In nuclear fusion, energy is released when atoms are combined or fused together to form a larger atom. The sun produces energy like this. But in nuclear fission, atoms are split into smaller atoms,

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    people, creating detrimental effects on the body’s physiological and psychological state. Also such technology is being used to create nuclear weapons which can then be placed in the wrong hands and create chaos and mass murder. Thus, the use of uranium as a source of electricity is being debated in the media as a controversial

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    used in steam turbines to produce electricity in a nuclear power station. A nuclear reactor produces and controls the release of energy from splitting the atoms of Uranium, Uranium fuelled nuclear power is a clean and efficient way of boiling water to create them which drives turbines generators. Chain Reaction The fission of the uranium can also setup a chain reaction that keeps releasing energy as long

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    Nuclear Advantages

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    nuclear energy compared to the other chemical used generating system, which cause much more poisonous gases. Most of the generating energy system came up with problem that lack of source to generate enough, however, the source of nuclear power is uranium, which is available in abundance in the crust of the Earth with major deposits being uncovered in Canada and Australia. Since the source of nuclear power is available for more than century to come, this energy system is strongly inexhaustible. Nuclear

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    2.0 LITERATURE REVIEW 2.1 History background and action level Radon is a gaseous highly radioactive element discovered by English physicist Ernest Rutherford in 1899. The discovery is also credited to German physicist Friedrich Ernst Dorn in 1900. More specifically, Rutherford discovered radon's alpha radiation and Dorn discovered that radium was releasing a gas. Radon (chemical symbol Rn) is a naturally occurring radioactive gas found in soils, rock, and water throughout the U.S. It has numerous

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    wrote about a new study on the chain reactions that took advantage of uranium. He said if done correctly it could produce substantial amounts of power, and if this power was harnessed it would result in a bomb capable of unheard of damage. Einstein also stated that it was believed that the German government

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    Nuclear energy is something that we`ve all heard about. It carries risk and potential. When an atom (Uranium and Plutonium in nuclear power plants) is bombarded by neutrons, it can be split, causing fission. This fission releases more neutrons, which causes a chain reaction. Nuclear power plants use this use the heat that is created by fission to heat water that spins their turbines (“Nuclear Energy”). The potential is limitless, and it should be realized as they have low greenhouse gas emissions

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    the earth's crust. Due to its relatively short half-life, it decays before it can be mined, extracted and used. It can also be found in trace amounts within uranium deposits. Plutonium 239 however, can be formed synthetically and is a byproduct of uranium. Once uranium 238 decays and undergoes fusion, it is then extracted by burning the uranium, which is a process used in nuclear reactors, and then collected

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    inevitably central role as a reliable energy source in Australia’s future. Australia must invest in Nuclear energy because coal and oil are becoming scarce, requires less fuel and is eco-friendly. Australia is blessed with the world’s largest known uranium resources (a bountiful 38% according to Professor Mary O’Kane NSW Chief Scientist and Engineer). ANSTO (Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation) reports: ‘No country of Australia’s economic size or larger is without nuclear power’.

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    World War II began on September 1 of 1939 when Germany assaulted Poland. By 1941, the Germans were ahead in the race for the nuclear bomb. They had a substantial water plant, high- uranium mixes, skilled researchers and engineers, and the best concoction building industry on the planet. Indeed, even before its entrance into the war, the United States had turned out to be exceptionally worried with the atomic danger of the Axis powers. On October 11, 1939, President Franklin D. Roosevelt got a letter

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    workers ' clothing, tools and other clothing articles that have come in contact with the radioactive dust produced in the production process. Production involves nuclear rods and the uranium used as fuel. The uranium that is used as a fuel source also turns into a waste product after fission. The used rods and uranium pellets are highly radioactive and cannot be placed in a landfill like most waste. The radioactive material is first cooled due to its extreme heat before mixing it with glass and placed

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    wrote the book Uranium to give people who do not have much knowledge as to what happened during the Manhattan Project, a deeper understanding of the “uranium era” and to show the hidden business transactions that were made by the United States to become the “powerhouse” country that it is today. Zoellner later goes into detail about the aftermath of the dropping of the Atom Bomb. As well as explains how the whole process of the Manhattan Project affected other countries needs for uranium for instance

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    of greenhouse gasses, so it reduce the air-pollution. In addition, fossil fuels will run-out eventually because they are limited natural resources, but nuclear energy are unlimited and more environmentally friendly. Uranium is the key element to produce nuclear energy, for mining uranium, commonwealth and state governments have responsibilities. Also, electricity and waste management are state responsibilities controlled by state legislation. Another political effect is that nuclear energy might increase

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    All those wires are attached to different explosives which burn at different frequencies. The trick of the 20 explosions is that they push the pieces of uranium (or plutonium) together to a ball with an over-critical mass, which explodes. They have to time this extremely accurately, however. Microseconds differences will make the ball lopsided and less effective. Part of the solution is to make each and every

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    together their nuclei. Nuclear energy is produced when an atom's nucleus is split into smaller nuclei by the process called fission. The fission process releases the heat that can be used to assist in generating electricity in power plants. When enough uranium is brought together under specific conditions, a continuous chain reaction which is a result of series of fissions occurs. Large amount

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    In 1939, the scientific community, specifically German physicists had learned the secrets of splitting a uranium atom (The Manhattan Project” 2015). America realized that Adolf Hitler’s Germany obtained a massive amount of scientific talent. With their access had necessary raw materials and knowledge of the splitting of the uranium atom, they had the industrial capacity to produce an atomic bomb(“Manhattan Project”2014). The atomic bomb would eventually become the turning point of weaponry during

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    scientists Otto Hahn and Fritz Strassman, along with Lise Meitner, discovered they could split the nucleus of a uranium atom. This process was later known as fission. In 1942, Italian physicist Enrico Fermi and several other physicists made another discovery regarding nuclear fission. They discovered that the fission of a Uranium atom gave off more neutrons; which could then be split into other Uranium atoms, thus starting a self sustaining chain-reaction. This lead to the discovery of nuclear fission, the

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    Figure … where an equivalent amount of energy is given, the nuclear energy is able to sustain power up to years, where normal fossil fuel can only sustain up to a few days. Although there are debates that the life span of nuclear power sources such as Uranium is low and is comparable to oil, this do not pose a threat as nuclear energy can be recycled. In addition, nuclear power plant only emits hot water into the environment which makes it environmental friendly. In fact, little or almost no carbon dioxide

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