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Nuclear

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Transcript of Nuclear

Nuclear
Energy

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U
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how
how
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what
World Uranium Reserves
Mineral
Extraction
Nonrenewable
needs ...
refinement
Fuel
Pellets
ready for...
energy released
thermal
mechanical
electrical
pros
cons
nuclear
chance of accident

radioactive

storage of waste

lengthy refinement ($$)

nonrenewable
efficient fuel

very little air pollution
TURBINE
GENERATOR
0.7%
3.5%
Thermal
Mechanical
Electrical
thermal
mechanical
electrical
Nuclear
1700s

Coal Begins to Displace Use of Other Energies
1748

First Commercial Coal Production in US Begins in Richmond, Virginia
1821

First Natural Gas Well in US Is Drilled
1830

Coal Becomes Primary Locomotive (Train) Fuel in US, Displacing Wood
1859

First Commercial Oil Well Drilled by Edwin Drake in Pennsylvania; Kerosene Begins to Displace Other Lamp Fuels
Dec. 1942

First Controlled Nuclear Chain Reaction
1950

Petroleum Becomes Most Used Fuel in the US
Dec. 2, 1957

First Commercial Nuclear Power Plant Begins Operation in Shippingport, Pennsylvania
1938

Natural Gas Act: First Direct Federal Regulation of Natural Gas Industry
1901

Birth of the Modern Oil Industry: Lucas Gusher and the Discovery of Texas' Vast Spindletop Oil Field
Sep. 4, 1882

First Electric Plant Built by Thomas Edison in New York
1700's
1800's
1900's
Dec. 20, 1951

First Nuclear Power Reactor to Generate Electricity Built in Idaho
Oct. 27, 1948

Air pollution from manufacturing kills 20, sickens 7,000.
1946

Atomic Energy Act of 1946: US Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) Created
Industrial Revolution
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