Asked in Nuclear Energy
Is nuclear energy easily available in the US?
There are 104 operating reactors in the US, and they supply about 20 percent of the total electricity generated. The consumer doesn't know where the electricity he/she uses comes from, but on average 20 percent of what everyone uses will be nuclear. ...
Asked in Pollution
What are long term effects of groundwater pollution?
Groundwater pollution impairs the beneficial uses of groundwater for both current and future generations. Typical beneficial uses include municipal and domestic drinking water supply; industrial supply; agricultural supply; and surface water recharge. Groundwater flows spreads pollution away from the source area, further impairing the groundwater basin. Examples: A petroleum storage and distribution operations has leaked gasoline, MTBE, benzene, and other chemicals know to cause cancer into the groundwater supply. The leak went undetected for several years. The plume of chemicals has traveled over a mile....
Asked in The Difference Between
What is the difference between renewable groundwater and nonrenewable groundwater?
What is is the difference between renewable groundwater and nonrenewable groundwater? ...
A How many cubic kilometers of water reside within groundwater?
The total volume of readily available global groundwater is about 4.2 x 106 km3 Groundwater makes up about twenty percent of the world's fresh water supply, which is about 0.61% of the entire world's water, including oceans and permanent ice. ...
Asked in Rain and Flooding
Why is ground water so important to us?
Groundwater not only provides water through wells, but it can replenish rivers and lakes in droughts. Groundwater constantly seeps into other water sources, so contaminated groundwater means contaminated rivers and lakes. ...
Asked in Science
How do you get groundwater?
Groundwater naturally is discharged into springs, seeps, oases, and wetlands. Although, that is truly amazing that it can naturally do this. Earth uses more water that what is just discharged occasionally. That is what wells are for. Wells are dug so deep, that water is then extracted. ...
Asked in Nuclear Energy
How does a hybrid computer use power from nuclear power plant?
Electricity supplies in the US contain about 19 percent nuclear generation, so anything which uses electricity from the mains uses nuclear power ...
Asked in Ford F-150, Chevy Silverado, Dodge Ram
What are the principal end uses for salt?
chemicals (45 percent), road de-icing/ice control salt (31 percent), salt sold to distributors (8 percent), industrial uses (8 percent), agricultural salt (6 percent), food (including table salt, 4 percent) ...
Asked in Geology
Where is the lowest levels of groundwater in the US?
The lowest level of groundwater in the US was recorded in the San Bernardino Basin area in California. Measured in volume, 500,000 acre-feet below full is the ground level of the basin and in recorded history the lowest point. ...