The Promise and Threat of Nuclear Energy

Bill Gates:on Energy - Innovating to Zero!


Feb. 2010. Bill Gates unveils his vision for the world's energy future, describing the need for "miracles" to avoid planetary catastrophe and explaining why he's backing a dramatically different type of nuclear reactor. The necessary goal? Zero carbon emissions globally by 2050. [site] 27.49 min.

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Safety in the Nuclear Industry: The Three C's - What are the three C's for safety at a nuclear reactor? Control..Cooling..Containment. Learn how the CANDU power reactors maintain these safety features. site annotation for Safety in the Nuclear Industry: The Three C's

http://curriculum.cna.ca/curriculum/cna_safety/three_c-eng.asp?bc=The Three C's&pid=The Three C's


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Hazards of Storing Spent Fuel - These interactive illustrations from the NY Times show the dangerous conditions that can occur if water drains from pools storing radioactive fuel rods.  site annotation for Hazards of Storing Spent Fuel

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/03/12/world/asia/the-explosion-at-the-japanese-reactor.html?
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International Atomic Energy Agency - "The International Atomic Energy Agency is an independent intergovernmental, science and technology-based organization, in the United Nations family, that serves as the global focal point for nuclear cooperation." Its current feature is on the Fukishima Nuclear Plant incident in Japan. site annotation for International Atomic Energy Agency

http://www.iaea.org/


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Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission - "The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) protects the health, safety and security of Canadians as well as the environment, and respects Canada's international commitments on the peaceful use of nuclear energy." (site) Check out the latest news on Japan as well as the links for Environmental Assessments... site annotation for Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission

http://www.nuclearsafety.gc.ca/eng/


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Nuclear Power (Tiki the Penguin) - Tiki the Penguin takes a look at nuclear energy (waste, power stations and radiation) through text and cartoons. site annotation for Nuclear Power  (Tiki the Penguin)

http://tiki.oneworld.net/energy/energy7.html


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Nuclear Regulatory Commission: Students Corner - Students can find some great information, including diagrams on this U.S. site. What is nuclear energy? Learn about the types of nuclear reactors, emergency planning, and radioactive waste. site annotation for Nuclear Regulatory Commission: Students Corner

http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/basic-ref/students.html


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World Nuclear Association - This organization is created to "represent the people and organizations of the global nucelar profession. WNA's role is to support the global nuclear energy industry through: Expert Working Groups focused on industry goals and concerns; Representing the industry in such key policy forums as IAEA, ICRP... site annotation for World Nuclear Association

http://www.world-nuclear.org/


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Nuclear Technology - Exploring Possibilities - The Nuclear Science Technology High School Curriculum Website is a tool developed to explain concepts, issues and people related to energy and in particular nuclear energy. The website was developed for the public, for teachers and specifically for students in grades 912. (site description)  site annotation for Nuclear Technology - Exploring Possibilities

http://www.cna.ca/curriculum/about-eng.asp