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Main Nuclear Physics Nuclear Reactors QuestionsIV_3_1 Nuclear Physics

Nuclear Reactors - Questions IV.3.1

  1. Research:

    Determine the significance of the following words with regards to nuclear physics.

    • Three Mile Island
    • Chernobyl
    • Hiroshima
    • Nagasaki
    • 1944 - Handford, Washington
    • Windscale Nuclear Incident
    • NRX reactor at Chalk River, Ontario
    • 1957 - Russia's Ural Mountains
    • Yucca Mountain, Nevada
    • 1045 - ZEEP - Zero Energy Experimental Pile
  2. The use of nuclear energy is controversial and students must have some background information before taking a stand on this issue. As a result, you are to:
    1. Research the production of electricity using: nuclear energy, fossil fuels and water (hydro-electric power).
    2. Be prepared to debate the issue.
Remember: Arguments should be based on reason and not emotion.


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