Nuclear Chemistry Project

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Nuclear Chemistry Project

Advantages of Nuclear EnergyThe biggest advantage of nuclear energy is that it significantly produces fewer amounts of carbon emission as compared burning fossil fuels.

How Safe is Nuclear Power?Nuclear power is a safe and stable way to harness electricity when the proper equipment is in place and safety procedures are followed. However, it can be deadly if improperly cooled leading to overheating which happens in rare occasions such as Fukushima.

Disadvantages of Nuclear EnergyA disadvantage of nuclear energy is that it produces radioactive waste, which can be hazardous if not treated and disposed of properly.

The 2011 Fukushima Nuclear DisasterBy: Dylan Okihiro Sikora 9:30

Nuclear Specs.Main isotope used: 239/94 PuNumber of protons: 94Number of neutrons: 145Type of radiation emitted: beta decayBalanced nuclear equation of isotope with raditation: 239/94 Pu -> 239/94 Pu + 0/-1 eHalf life of the isotope: 24,110 years

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The Purpose of Nuclear EnergyNuclear energy is considered a sustainable method of producing electricity for nations around the world as it emits significantly lower amounts of carbon emissions compared to burning petroleum into the earth's atmosphere. Unlike buying oil, nuclear energy is also more economical to produce and initiate. This is why more than a tenth of the world currently relys on nuclear power.

The Aftermath of The 3.11 EarthquakeOn March 11, 2011, a 9.0 magnitude earthquake struck of the coast of Northern Japan causing severe devastations, along with tsunami waves that reached 39 meters high and a nuclear meltdown that broke history. In Fukushima, the Daiichi and Daini nuclear power plant cooling pumps both lost power due to its main electric turbines and diesel generators being flooded by the tsunami. This caused a few nuclear reactors to collapse and release high amounts of radiation into the atmosphere.As of today, cleanup work is still being done to contain radiation levels and decontaminate the land. Although the devestating effects of Daiichi and Daini will linger for decades, the people of Japan are regaining strength and building their lives back together.



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