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Question 13 out of 3 pointsA turbogenerator is used in a nuclear power plant to generate electricity.Selected Answer:TrueCorrect Answer:TrueResponse Feedback:Yes, the nuclear power is used to generate steam thatpowers the turbogenerator.Question 23 out of 3 pointsWhich of the following is NOT an advantage of nuclear power?Selected Answer:does not create hazardous wasteCorrect Answer:does not create hazardous wasteResponse Feedback:Of course, nuclear power creates radioactive waste, which is very hazardous! So this is NOT an advantage.Question 33 out of 3 pointsMedical scans (like CT scans and x-rays) are a major source of radiation for the "average" U.S. citizen.Selected Answer:TrueCorrect Answer:TrueQuestion 43 out of 3 pointsWhat type of cancer was elevated among children who drank milk that contained radioactive iodine from the area around Chernobyl after the nuclear disaster there?Selected Answer:thyroid
Correct Answer:thyroidQuestion 53 out of 3 pointsHigh dosesof radioactivity can cause death in days to months after exposure.Selected Answer:TrueCorrect Answer:TrueQuestion 63 out of 3 pointsBecause nuclear energy requires so few mineral inputs to create a lot of energy, itis considered to be a renewable form of energy.Selected Answer:FalseCorrect Answer:FalseQuestion 73 out of 3 pointsChina is the largest producer of nuclear energy (in terms of total production) out of all countries in the world.Selected Answer:FalseCorrect Answer:FalseQuestion 83 out of 3 pointsGlobally speaking, some countries (like France and Belgium) use nuclear power tosupply more than half of their energy needs.Selected Answer:TrueCorrect Answer:TrueQuestion 93 out of 3 pointsNuclear power plants can "meltdown" and possibly explode (releasing radioactive materials) IF the moderator/cooling water is lost from the reactor vessels.
Selected Answer:TrueCorrect Answer:TrueResponse Feedback:Yes, this was the main issue with the Fukushima Daiichi plant in Japan after the tsunami in Spring 2011.Question 103 out of 3 pointsWhich tpe of reaction is currently used in nuclear power plants?Selected Answer:fissionCorrect Answer:fissionResponse Feedback:The fission reaction is currently used. In this reaction, Uranium spontaneously decays into Plutonium and other products.Question 113 out of 3 pointsWhich of the following (pick 1) is a secondary source of energy (i.e., an energy carrier)?Selected Answer:electricityCorrect Answer:electricityQuestion 123 out of 3 pointsWhen electric power plants return used water to a stream, after using it in their steam turbines and condensers, this used water canlead to ____________ pollution.