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Transcript of Nuclear
World Uranium Reserves
chance of accident
storage of waste
lengthy refinement ($$)
very little air pollution
Coal Begins to Displace Use of Other Energies
First Commercial Coal Production in US Begins in Richmond, Virginia
First Natural Gas Well in US Is Drilled
Coal Becomes Primary Locomotive (Train) Fuel in US, Displacing Wood
First Commercial Oil Well Drilled by Edwin Drake in Pennsylvania; Kerosene Begins to Displace Other Lamp Fuels
First Controlled Nuclear Chain Reaction
Petroleum Becomes Most Used Fuel in the US
Dec. 2, 1957
First Commercial Nuclear Power Plant Begins Operation in Shippingport, Pennsylvania
Natural Gas Act: First Direct Federal Regulation of Natural Gas Industry
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
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.
Atomic Energy Act of 1946: US Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) Created
Nebula collapses - Temp increases
Fusion begins H -> He
2,150 feet underground