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Instructions:1.You will complete the following charts for Nuclear Power and your chosen alternative energy sources.You may delete the other two tables. (Highlight the table, go to “Format” > “Table” > “Delete Table”)2.You will read the statement provided and determine if it’s a fact or opinion. If it is a fact you will put an“X” in the box. You may then classify that statement as an advantage or disadvantage by placinganother “X” in the respective boxes.3.Once you have completed the nuclear power statements and your AE source statements, complete thelast page of “Think About It” questions.4.Upload this document to the hyperdoc lesson for this week to turn it in.Nuclear PowerIn 1939, scientists discovered that certain atoms could be split. The splitting of theseatoms releases a great amount of energy.xxNinety-nine nuclear power reactors at 61 plants operate in the U.S.xxNuclear plants provide 19.9% of the electricity generated in the USxxA nuclear reactor can supply a large amount of energy using a very small amount of fuel.XThe construction of nuclear power plants is very expensive compared to fossil fuelplants.xxNuclear reactors do not burn uranium or fuel to generate electrical power. They split theuranium atoms- so their emissions are minimal.xxUranium is easy to transport.xxUranium is inexpensive.xxThe U.S. has abundant supplies of uranium. However, we import most of the uraniumused in power plants because it’s cheaper than mining it.xNuclear power plants produce electricity by heating water into steam in the same way asfossil fuel plants.

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Term
Fall
Professor
Mr.Thomas
Tags
Energy development, World energy resources and consumption, wind s kinetic energy

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