EVPP 111 Lecture - Energy - Nuclear Energy - Student - Fall 2010

EVPP 111 Lecture - Energy - Nuclear Energy - Student - Fall 2010

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EVPP 111 Lecture Dr. Largen
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Cautionary Tale of Chernobyl Nature of nuclear energy History of nuclear Energy Use patterns Nuclear reactors Nuclear fuel cycle Nuclear weapons Concerns about nuclear energy Waste disposal
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Cautionary Tale of Chernobyl Nature of nuclear energy History of nuclear Energy Use patterns Nuclear reactors Nuclear fuel cycle Nuclear weapons Concerns about nuclear energy Waste disposal
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Chernobyl 4/26/86 series of explosions
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Chernobyl cause of accident human error inadequate safety design
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Chernobyl response to accident after explosion reactor fire burned for 9 days currently
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Chernobyl consequences of accident evacuation immediate deaths & injuries long-term death toll l ong-term health issues
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Chernobyl consequences of accident environmental impacts public opinion % of people opposed to nuclear power
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Chernobyl consequences of accident nuclear plant orders a major nuclear accident anywhere is a nuclear accident everywhere
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Cautionary Tale of Chernobyl Nature of nuclear energy History of Nuclear Energy Use patterns Nuclear reactors Nuclear fuel cycle Nuclear weapons Concerns about nuclear energy Waste disposal
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Nature of nuclear energy nuclear energy some isotopes radioactive radioactive half-life
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Half-life is… A. the amount of time it takes for one half of your life to pass B. the amount of time it takes for all of a given quantity of radioactive isotope to decay C. the amount of time it takes for ½ of a given quantity of radioactive isotope to decay
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The larger the half-life, the _________ the amount of time it takes for a radioactive isotope to decay. A. shorter B. longer
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Assume you have a radioactive isotope with a half-life of 1000 years and you start with 600g of the material. How much of the original material will you have after 3000 years? A. 600g B. 300g C. 150g D. 75g E. 37.5g
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Nature of nuclear energy nuclear energy Radiation three types Alpha Beta Gamma
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Nature of nuclear energy nuclear energy Radiation Alpha
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Nature of nuclear energy nuclear energy Radiation Beta
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