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    The Downwinders

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    nuclear fuel cycle. The accidents at Windscale in Cumbria (now Sellafield) and at Kyshtym in the Soviet Union had added to the fallout and given a taste of things to come. Full-scale government-licensed releases into the biosphere from nuclear power stations and reprocessing plants took over in the 1970s from bombs as the source of radiation exposure to the world population. Their health effects soon became clear. By the early 1980s, Sellafield had become synonymous with childhood leukaemia, and by 1995

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    Nuclear Waste Disposal

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    Those who build nuclear power plants without worrying about the waste wager the habitability of the planet ( Spaemann ). For more than fifty years, waste piles from nuclear power plants formed waste mountain that were dangerous to the world. According to the World Nuclear Association, twelve thousand tons of highly radioactive waste are created each year. By the end of 2010, about three hundred thousand tons of highly radioactive waste existed worldwide. In Europe, there are 280 m^3 more waste in

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    British Nuclear Fuels plc (BNFL) as a Business BNFL is an international nuclear energy business, wholly-owned by the UK Government. Its focus is to serve its nuclear utilities and government customers across the world by providing a broad range of technical and engineering products and services. The Company operates in the UK, Europe, Former Soviet Union, USA and Far East. There are two business groups: Nuclear Utilities Group "a leading provider of advanced reactor design, nuclear

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    Replacement of Fossil Fuels with Nuclear Energy for Electricity ABSTRACT Our nation is on the brink of an energy crisis and alternative means to produce electricity must be found. Fossil fuel resources are declining sharply and nuclear energy is the leading form of replacement. Our research shows that the advantages to this new energy source are extraordinary and that there are many ways to minimize its negative aspects. Due to the overwhelming advantages, we have concluded that nuclear energy

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    Introduction & Summary This article outlines the top ten reasons to oppose uranium mining in Australia because this industry does not have significant benefits to environment and economic. The author notes that nuclear power is not a solution for global warming and majority of Australian people are not supported the uranium mining because of there are no substantial economic benefits from uranium industry. Nuclear Free QLD focus on three big issues to oppose the mining of uranium Firstly, Nuclear

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    An atom slams into another, sending a wave of energy outward when it splits. The extremely hot heat wave collides with water, instantaneously turning it to steam. This steam shots up to turn a massive wheel- and electricity is made. This may sound like some cheesy sci-fi movie, but, in fact, is a real process used to make energy around the world. Nuclear power. But many critics and concerned citizens alike argue that it’s not worth it. The controversy around nuclear power only grows each year as

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    The Science behing Nuclear Power

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    The Science Behind Nuclear Power The nucleus at the center of the atom contains electrons that orbit around it. Tightly crowded protons and neutrons make up the nucleus of the atom (UCS, 2003). Hydrogen is the lightest element containing only one proton. Moreover, uranium is the weightiest natural element containing 92 protons (UCS, 2003). Although the nucleus of an atom is contained with intense force it can be split apart when it is blasted with a neutron. This is known as a process called fission

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    Nuclear power

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    Nuclear power is a big discussion in our world. Some people think that it’s a good idea to have the nuclear power plants and some people think that it is just a bad thing. There are a lot of different reasons for liking the fact about nuclear power plants and dis liking it. Here are some pros for the nuclear power: it releases less carbon dioxide into the atmosphere than coal factories, it needs little fuel so they don’t need to worry about any sudden strikes or natural disaster, and the waste that

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    Nuclear Waste Nuclear power is a very interesting yet controversial subject. One of the main benefits of nuclear power is the electricity produced by nuclear power plants. These plants produce one-fifth of the electricity used in the United States, providing more electricity than other sources like solar and wind. It is claimed that of all of the energy sources available, nuclear energy probably has the lowest impact on the environment, because nuclear power plants do not release harmful gases that

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    Christian theology states that God created the earth and gave it as a gift to humans to be shared with all other living creatures. This belief is known as the “Creation-centered approach to the natural environment” (Massaro, p.163). This approach emphasizes the value of nature by recognizing humans as being an equal part of God’s creation under which all “species deserve protection” (Massaro, p.163). With such publicly known cases of pollution like the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico or Bethlehem

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