Nuclear power

What is nuclear power? The definition of nuclear power: Nuclear power is the use of nuclear reactions that release nuclear energy; that is generating heat (boiling water that makes steam), which is used to turn turbines to generate electricity. Nuclear power is energy contained in atoms. This energy can be released as heat which turns … Read more

Understanding Fukushima and Preventing its Recurrence

Abstract In short, the events that culminated to result in the Fukushima Daachi disaster in 2001 were largely unavoidable, but as with most situations of this nature sometimes the event itself is not the issue, but how it is handled. A high-caliber tsunami and earthquake created the perfect storm for a nuclear accident, with widespread … Read more

Long-term future of nuclear power

The previous Conservative-Liberal Democrat government stated that “We need to make our economy and businesses more sustainable… and also reduce our environmental impact” (Gov,2015) and one of the ways to achieve this would be for the UK to find a way of producing energy in a more sustainable and environmentally sound manner. For energy production … Read more

Nuclear hazards and waste

Nuclear hazards It is defined as the risk or danger to human health or the environment posed by radiation emanating from the atomic nuclei of a given substance or the possibility of an uncontrolled explosion originating from a fusion or fission reaction of atomic nuclear. Sources of nuclear hazards: The sources of radioactivity are both … Read more

Nuclear Engineers

A nuclear engineer is in charge of running nuclear power stations. It is their job to make sure that energy is produced safely and efficiently. They can also be involved in research projects. Day-to-day activities / duties and responsibilities • Monitoring the reactor and the reactions occurring inside • Looking at ways to safely dispose … Read more

Nuclear accidents

On February 28, 2013, the World Health Organization (WHO) published its health risk assessment from the nuclear accident after the 2011 Great East Japan earthquake and tsunami. This report concluded that for the general population inside and outside of Japan, the predicted risks are low and no observable increases in cancer rates above baseline rates … Read more