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Unformatted text preview: 1/9/2008 1 Politics, Pragmatism, and Power: Problems with Nuclear Power and Nuclear Wastes Geography 1000 LECTURE 8 February 6--Spring 2008 Terms from the Text--Ch.13 Significance of Tokaimura pp. 331 2005- NOW there are 101 nuclear power plants in US pp.333 Percent reliance on Nuclear power (%) for France, Korea, Japan and USA pp. 333 Nuclear fission and fusion—how it works pp. 334-335 Nuclear v. Coal fired plants pp. 337-339 Three Mile Island pp. 343-344 Chernobyl pp. 344-345 Types and components of more advanced reactors pp. 349-350 Wright’s view on the future of nuclear energy pp. 351 Well, Greg…Given our concerns regarding Global warming, acid rain, and eventual fuel shortages, why don’t we jump on the nuclear ―bandwagon‖ 1/9/2008 2 Our first stop today will be island Japan, largely dependent on oil and LNG (liquefied natural gas) from the Middle East and Russia—but once with a growing Nuclear industry now under fire for safety concerns 1/9/2008 3 Many faults are found in or near Japan KASHIWAZAKI, Japan , July 18, 2007 — The Japanese operator of a nuclear power plant stricken by an earthquake earlier this week said Wednesday that damage was worse than previously reported and that a leak of water was 50 percent more radioactive than initially announced....
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