Nuclear Power

 

Fission releases nuclear energy

 

Nuclear reactors use uranium-235 (143 neutrons)

Breeder reactors make better use of fuel

 

Nuclear power delivers energy cleanly

 

Nuclear power poses small risks, but.....

 

 

 

Chernobyl was the worst accident yet

 

A man looks at the New Safe Confinement (NSC)
structure at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power
Plant April 23, 2013
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Waste disposal of nuclear material
remains a problem

 

 

 

US storage of high-level radioactive waste

 

 

Waste storage at Yucca Mountain, Nevada

 

 

 

Benefits of storing wastes at Yucca mountain

Concerns with Yucca mountain site

 

 

Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster

 

 

 

 

Image on 16 March 2011 of the four damaged reactor buildings. From left to right:
Unit 4, 3, 2 and 1. Hydrogen-air explosions occurred in Unit 1, 3 and 4, causing
structural damage. A vent in Unit 2's wall, with water vapor/"steam" clearly visible,
prevented a similar large explosion.

 

 

 

 

Evacuation

 

Radiation hotspot in Kashiwa, February 2012.

 

 

Event rating:

 

 

Risks from radiation:

 

 

 

THE QUESTION TO ASK IS NOT
"IS THERE ANY RADIOACTIVITY PRESENT?" BUT RATHER,
"HOW MUCH, AND IS IT ENOUGH TO BE HARMFUL?"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dilemmas slow nuclear power's growth

 

The future of nuclear energy