● The encryptment (Runit Island) ○ Where all the contaminated debri from the Elugelab island is located ● Nevada Test Site ○ 1951-1963 ○ Soldiers were training to breach nuclear weapons not knowing they themselves got contaminated. ○ The US did over 100 atmospheric test. After the test ban treaty was signed, more than 800 underground test were done (on the soil of the US) ○ The atmospheric test, the people in St. George, Utah who were downwind of the test would experience increases of radiation and then experienced much higher rates of lymphoma, and leukemia ○ The soldiers who were still alive, which is not many, were also contaminated ● Savannah River Site (South Carolina) ○ Opened in 1950, which is when the US were started to develop the H-Bomb ○ The site where H-Bombs were and is made ○ This site today is still producing the H-Bomb. They decommission it from experimentation and production of the H-Bomb and other elements that are contaminating the soil. ○ Superfund site (EPA) ○ Most of it is still not open because it is still operating and off limits to any kind of investigation or cleanup ^Nuclear Power for Peace Below are notes for nuclear power for peace OUR INEXORABLE DEMAND FOR ENERGY ● Nuclear power ○ Release a large amount of heat. Heat and water creates steam. Water boiling, create steam, and create electricity → nuclear power ○ First reactors appeared in the 1950s in the US ○ Nuclear power plants are still being built worldwide ○ For a period, they had a heyday, but then in the 70s there was a skepticism that nuclear power was safe, since it’s a bomb operating all the time. This led to The China Syndrome ● Breeder reactors ○ In some parts of the world, they are creating breeder reactors to create fission, generating power while creating power. Create more fuel than they consume 9
○ Advantages: non-polluting, doesn’t deplete fossil fuels for use ○ Challenges for the world is to create enough electricity for the world ○ Breeder reactor, India → popular in france, india, germany. ○ Diablo Canyon, California, the only operating one in California ● Plutonium ● The China Syndrome ○ Made in 1978 ○ Takes place in a nuclear power plant in CA, and there is a reporter that has an accident in the power plant. If it melts, then it will melt to the core of the earth, all the way to China (lmfao) ● Three Mile Island ○ 1979, the real big nuclear accident in Pennsylvania. Reactor go to 5,000 degrees, and released lots of radioactive steam. ○ Big headline news ● Silkwood ○ Another movie in 1983. In oklahoma city and the person got contaminated ● Chernobyl, Keiv ○ USSR 1986 ○ Huge nuclear accident, worst one ever. Killed a lot of people and sent contamination all around the world.