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Nuclear Power Plant

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Images from Shutterstock.com Nuclear Power Plants Benefits Why are they beneficial to the environment? Nuclear Fission and Nuclear Reactors Jernir Etienne
Niyah Julius-Edwards
Alyssa Morris
Rae'Vona Pierre
Kristian Ezequiel Biological Effects of Radiation On Humans

Examples of Nuclear Power Plants are:

Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant
Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant Coal Vs. Nuclear Power
-The rival competitor of Power Plant industries are Coal Industries.

How do Coal Power Plants work?

- Coal industries play major contribution to greenhouse gas emissions and acid rain.

-Respiratory effects

-Higher Cost Radioactive Decay Continued

Beta Decay
Beta particle

Beta Decay-negative decay or positive decay

Stays the same for a given isotope
Ex. Uranium 238=4.6 billion years
Ex. Uranium 235=704 million years

Gamma Decay
Neutral Gamma Decay

Occurs when protons

and neutrons begin to

wiggle Nuclear Radiation



Gamma •Internal Radiation
External Radiation

•Radiation ionizes atoms and molecules by removing electrons.
This damages cells in the body.

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Green. Retrieved November 30, 2012, from http://www.thedailygreen.com/environmental-news/latest/nuclear-power-pro-con Energy Flow Through Power Plants Fukushima -When a Magnitude 9 earthquake hit Japan's shores, a Nuclear Power Plant is forced to shut down. Without a proper water supply, the Power Plant was destroyed with a series of explosions and fires. Chernobyl A simple test engineers wanted to conduct went wrong when the energy inside the Power Plant fluctuated too much causing the reactors to overheat and cause an explosion and several fires. Radioactive Decay
Alpha Decay

Alpha Particle

An Alpha Particle without electrons is a Helium atom

Alpha Decay-positive decay Low Level Radiation

• Cancer, leukemia is most

common (caused by the

damage to leukocytes),

can occur.
Mutation Power Plants The reaction releases a very large amount of energy (heat).

This energy and process occurs in a nuclear reactor located inside these Power Plants.

The Examples of Fukushima and Chernobyl are important The Significance of Nuclear Power and Its Effects Citations
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