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A: Watch the video "The Nuclear Option" by searching for "YouTube Nuclear Option Nova"
B: Answer the following questions:
1. Why is Japan so dependent on nuclear energy and what is the impact of the Fukushima disaster
in 2017 on how it generates electricity?
2. What are 3 short and long term results of this disaster on Japan?
3. What is base load carbon free power?
4. Why is there widespread opposition to nuclear power? (3 reasons)
5. How widespread is nuclear power globally?
6. What are the design flaws in water cooled reactor designs and how do the Westinghouse
AP1000 and the NuScale reactor designs overcome these flaws?
7. In April 1986 at the Argon Nuclear laboratory (ground zero for nuclear power research) , the
successful demonstration of the safety of liquid metal reactors was carried out with the
projection that this signaled the "Dawn of a new era in sodium reactors" Why don't we have
these reactors now? (Who stopped it, what reasons were given and what was the real reason?)
B. Chuck Tills is quoted as saying "We have fumbled around for the last 20 years unnecessarily"
What is he referring to? What is currently going on to find a place for nuclear power in a carbon
free world? (2 examples)
9. Kentucky now stores most of the depleted uranium from nuclear reactors. That supply can
supply the entire US need for electricity for 750 years. What is holding up that potential carbon
free source of energy?

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