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Homework 5 DUE: May 12th 10 Points Name __Danniel Rolfe Nuclear Power: 1. Use the internet to find a map of nuclear power reactors in the United

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Homework 5 Name __Danniel Rolfe DUE: May 12 th 10 Points Nuclear Power: 1. Use the internet to find a map of nuclear power reactors in the United States. How many plants are located in the Pacific Northwest? In the Pacific Northwest theres 5 nuclear power reactors; one in Washington, four in Cali- fornia. However, usually only northern California is included in PNW so possibly only one. 2. a)What is the closest nuclear plant to Portland that is still in operation? Columbia Generating Station b) Where is it located? Richland, Washington c) How many miles is it from Portland? According to Google maps: 226 mi 3 hours 44 mins d) When did this facility begin operating? 04/13/1984, Expires - 12/20/2023 3. a) What is the closest nuclear plant to Portland that has been shut down? Trojan Prescott, Ore., United States Pressurized Water Reactor (PWR) Net Output: 1095 MWe Permanently shutdown. Date started: 05/1976. . b) When was this plant closed? Date closed : 11/1992 c) Why was it shut down? Oregon voted to retire a problem-plagued nuclear plant in 1996, halfway through its planned life of 40 years, because operating it was no longer considered worth the cost. d) What has since happened to the facility? Geolagist use the the plants tunnel to do research on the Mountain. 4. a) What are the advantages of nuclear power? Nuclear power is one of the cleanest (carbon footprint) and efficient methods of generating electricity
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b) What are the risks? Contamination in the local area, possibly nuclear meltdown c) In your opinion, are the risks worth the benefits? In my opinion I believe that its worth the risk, however, if we could develop a technology that helped prevent potential contamination and meltdown this could be a complete al- ternative to coal. 5. If there was a nuclear meltdown at the closest operating nuclear facility (your answer to #2) do you think that Portland would be affected? How? Research your answer using information from past nuclear accidents (DON’T JUST GIVE ME AN OPINION!!).
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