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3E6 Group 4 Article Review

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Group 4:

Oldest Known Bomb-Grade Plutonium Discovered By LiveScience Staff posted: 27 February 2009 10:44 am E

http://www.livescience.com/history/090227-nuclear-plutonium.html

 

Some questions to think about:

Nuclear power has been a potential to provide relatively clean energy but also cause large scale destruction in the event of an accident.

Research on any ONE nuclear accident and state the short term and long term impacts on the environment and people living near the accident site.

State with reasons if you would support or are against the use of nuclear power to generate energy.


 

Names  of Group Members:

1. william hung 

2. jordan ong  (jojo)

3. malvin fun

 

Summary of Assigned Article

Oldest Known Bomb-Grade Plutonium Discovered

Scientists have found the oldest known bomb grade plutonium dating back to 1944.This bomb was found in 2004 at the hanford nuclear site in washington state.The bomb was created for worls war II.

The Hanford site was the first for U.S. plutonium production for nuclear weapons and now the focus of a massive environmental cleanup effort due to high levels of radioactive waste that remain at the site. Material produced at this site was used in Trinity, the world's first test of a nuclear weapon on July 16, 1945, and in the nuclear bomb dropped on Nagasaki, Japan, on Aug. 10, 1945. this show the real power and technology of modern-day nuclear forensics.

 

Further Reading on Related Articles

April 26, 1986

Chernobyl accident

The April 1986 disaster at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in the Ukraine was the product of a flawed Soviet reactor design coupled with serious mistakes made by the plant operators in the context of a system where training was minimal. It was a direct consequence of Cold War isolation and the resulting lack of any safety culture.

The accident was a result of a flawed reactor design that was operated with inadequately trained personnel and without proper regard for safety. 

This caused a steam explosion and fire which released at least five percent of the radioactive reactor core into the atmosphere and downwind. 

28 deaths were confirmed in 4 months from radiation or thermal burns.19 have subsequently died, and there have been around nine deaths from thyroid cancer apparently due to the accident: total 56 fatalities as of 2004.

FROM:http://www.world-nuclear.org/info/chernobyl/inf07.htm  

 

THREE Questions for Critques

(Answers to questions should be found in your wiki article.)

 

1.What caused the accident.

 

2.What were the effects of the incident.

 

3.What were the damages done.

 


Critique Group

 

Group Number:          3        

 

Answers to Questions

1.The accident was a result of a flawed reactor design that was operated with inadequately trained personnel and without proper regard for safety. 

2.This caused a steam explosion and fire which released at least five percent of the radioactive reactor core into the atmosphere and downwind. 

3.28 deaths were confirmed in 4 months from radiation or thermal burns.19 have subsequently died, and there have been around nine deaths from thyroid cancer apparently due to the accident: total 56 fatalities as of 2004.

 

Three things good about the Article Review

i.It tells me about the effects of the accident.

ii.It allows me to know more about nuclear bombing.

iii.It allows me to know about the history of nuclear bombs.

 

Two learning points from the Article Review

A)Nuclear powers can cause death.

B)Nuclear powers was invented a long time ago.

 

One possible improvement for the Article Review

More information about the accident. 


 

Critique Group

 

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Two learning points from the Article Review

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One possible improvement for the Article Review

 


 

 

 

 

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