In Chapter 1: Fundamentals in "Nuclear energy what everyone needs to
know" by Ferguson, how does the author shape his perspective on the health
issue related to nuclear energy? With critical thinking, discuss what factors
he does or doesn't mention.
Based on Chapter 5: Safety by Ferguson (2011), explain the
passive and active safety components and systems, and discuss
pros and cons of each side.
For the passive safety, the safety component is not necessary for operating
plants. The system relies on n
According to Chapter 8: Sustainable Energy by Ferguson (2011), is
nuclear power sustainable (or not)? And why? Address different
According to chapter 8, if people want to use nuclear power sustainably,
reprocessing of spent fuel and fast neutr
Based on the reading of Ferguson (2011), define the issues of reprocessing. Then discuss the U.S.
standpoint and how it differs from that of the countries that pursue reprocessing. Include
economical, environmental, and political aspects.
Question 1 optio
This week's reading and videos mainly talk about the nuclear waste management.
Choose three particular issues on it, discuss them and address solutions by citing at
least two assigned materials of this week.
1. Radioactive waste is hazardous in many ways,