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Transcript of Energy Project
What Is Nuclear Energy? Where does it come from? Where is it located? How is it recovered?
Nuclear Energy is a form of energy that produces no form of greenhouse gas
The energy is harnessed when people split the atom and contain the energy through a process called nuclear fission.
This process happens in a nuclear reactor in a power plant, and it is commonly used with uranium
Uranium is a non renewable resource that can be recovered in rocks all over the world
Advantages of nuclear energy?
How much is used in the world?
In the United States? In CT &/or locally?
HOW IS MECHANICS/MOTION INVOLVED?! Give an EXAMPLE
Your opinion for what will happen to it in future?
Your opinion of it is an option for Bridgeport, CT or not
Doesn't produce greenhouse gasses
Uranium atoms split easily and produce much electricity
Still have a large quantity of uranium
Nonrenewable (will run out sooner or later)
Produces radioactive waste which can seriously harm the surrounding wildlife
According to a 2011 worldwide check, nuclear reactors produce 2518 billion TWh per year
The U.S. is the worlds largest producer of nuclear energy
The U.S. accounts for more than 30% of worldwide nuclear generation of electricity
The U.S. produce 821 billion TWh a year
I believe that nuclear power will become a huge source of power in the U.S. I think o because there is so much uranium and so little is required to produce much electricity, and the U.S has the money to fund nuclear plants, clean the waste, and buy uranium (in case we run out here).
I don't think nuclear power is an option for Bridgeport because of the fact that we already have so much water around. If we were in a landlocked area, then nuclear is the way to go, but there is so much water around so, though the power plant might cost more, a hydroelectric approach would be much better and safer for Bridgeport.
Motion is involved in nuclear energy in the nuclear plants, specifically the water. See, Under normal circumstances, energy is generated by harnessing the heat produced through an atom-splitting process called nuclear fission. As uranium atoms split, they produce heat, while creating what's known as fission products. In a working nuclear reactor, water gets pumped into the reactor's heated core, boils, turns into steam and powers a turbine, generating electricity. So whenever a nuclear reactor is generating electricity, there is motion. Also, in the event of a meltdown (where a core overheats and literally melts down) water is constantly being applied to the core to keep it cool without solidifying it on top of the cooler, and if it does reach that point, then water is pushing the core away from their stations and into the spent fuel pool to not only contain but shield the blast (if it may come).