Why are people so afraid of nuclear energy?
Everyone have seen footage of nuclear bomb explosions and that instill fear in all people. And for those who think deeper about nuclear energy, there are two issues.
First, there is fear of radioactivity in case of meltdown. It happened in Chernobyl. But, nobody builds any more such plants without protective dome. However, in case of power plant with protective dome (as they are all new ones), risk of large escape of radioactivity is negligent even in case of meltdown. It is not well known to public, but properly built automation makes such event nearly impossible in any case. Of course, it is never possible to achieve statistical zero, like in many other cases.
Second, there is issue of nuclear waste. It stays radioactive and potentially lethal not for millions, but billions of years. And some elements like plutonium and polonium, which are result of nuclear reactions, are lot more poisonous then uranium. Problem with waste can be solved by building safe storage in sparsely inhabited, seismically quiet areas. But, here kicks in NIMBY (Not In My Back Yard). Carbon dioxide from burning coal and oil is at least spread evenly over whole planet...
because nuclear energy can do stange thing when it reacts to other objects.
nuclear energy.....to produce nuclear energy the materials are expencive so nuclear energy is good but expensive to make and use it as energy
The law that people go by is: Energy can not be destroyed or created by nature. Nuclear energy is man made though, with our nuclear power plants. So this contains the correct information for Nuclear Energy. This happens because of the splitting/smashing of atoms, creating a powerful enough energy to power homes and other appliances.
Nuclear Power is NOT NECESSARY. So many people die when there's a nuclear explosion. It is also really bad for the environment.
When people use the terms nuclear energy and nuclear power, the usually mean the same thing. But, really they are not the same thing. Power and energy are different. Power is the rate at which energy flows. That is a little different but not so much that it matters in daily conversation. Nuclear energy is a type of energy, just like chemical energy and solar energy and kinetic energy. You can say you have a… Read More
Nuclear energy supplies a proportion of electricity used, in the US this is about 19 percent, so a consumer imports that proportion of nuclear energy. The actual amount clearly depends on how much electricity that consumer uses.
Nuclear energy is a quantity of energy measured in Joules, so it has the same units as mechanical or electrical energy. Nuclear power is the rate of production of nuclear energy, so it is Joules per second, or Watts, as other forms of power are. Remember: power = energy flow per second. This applies to all forms of energy.
No, so far only some ships have nuclear energy.
Nuclear energy is released when U-235 undergoes fission, and that takes place in nuclear reactors (or nuclear weapons). So a reactor is a thing constructed to produce nuclear energy.
Because they have been lied to so many times they no longer trust the people that they should be in a position to trust. Also, people with hidden agendas, such as oil companies, could have and have had people on their payroll specifically to disseminate false or misleading information, another form of lying, in order to protect their company's interests in not wanting to develop competing power sources, such as nuclear energy.
All being invented are spend too much energy, so there's no full-powered renewable energy yet
Yes, atomic energy comes from the atomic nucleus so it can also be called nuclear energy.
no because nuclear energy is its own mechanical energy and so are fossil fuels :D
Nuclear energy is not gathered or created. There is a saying to go along with this: Energy cannot be created or destroyed, only changed in form. That saying is called the Law of the Conservation of Energy. Nuclear is a type of potential energy so this concept applies to it. There are many ways nuclear energy can be used. Lets say submarines. Most people have heard of the nuclear powered submarines. They can stay under… Read More
Basically most people have an unholy horror of it, so it is political poison. Also there are issues with using it to make nuclear weapons which compound the problem.
The reason why nuclear reactions produce so much energy is because chemical reactions fall short on producing as much energy as possible, even though nuclear reactions can produce a lot of energy, too.
The plan to reduce energy costs are to switch from fossil fuel to nuclear energy because nuclear energy can be recycled to help the earth so it doesn't pollute! Plus their is more nuclear energy than fossil fuel so therefore you pay less.
Uranium can be used as a fuel and so can nuclear energy (power) so technically it would be classified as the same thing.
It starts with the nuclear air that comes from our bodies and so on so fourth
"The only thing to fear is fear itself" So you have to be afraid of being afraid. So I guess no, people dont have to be afraid of bees
Nuclear energy provides about 20 percent of US electricity, so it is useful. Atomic energy is the same thing, but is now an obsolete term, we use nuclear energy as the description now.
Good so long as people keep their nerve and don't listen to the nay sayers.
Yes, radioactive decay results in the release of nuclear energy. The radioactive decay of an atom is the result of changes in the atom's nucleus, so energy released will be nuclear energy by definition.
we dont get energy directly from uranium. we get the energy from a nuclear reaction cause by altering the uraniums atomic structure, so technically it would be nuclear energy
Yes, but more specifically, the atoms that make up the water molecule have nuclear energy. Nuclear energy is what hold the atoms together. It holds the nuetrons and protons together within the nucleus of the atom. So anything that has nuetrons and protons has nuclear energy.
Nuclear produced electricity just goes into the common grid distribution system, so no community relies on nuclear energy alone.
People are afraid of swimming because of the risk of drowning. People fear death so are afraid of swimming.
NUCLEAR ENERGY MAY BE ESSENTIAL OR NOT DEPENDING UPON THE USES Nuclear energy is so essential in a sense that it provide us with a very cheap costly energy in comparison with the Electric power system. It is unnecessary to have nuclear energy if it is used illegally such as manufacturing nuclear weapons which are very destructive.I AM KHALPHAN YAKUB-MZUMBE UNIVERSITY TANZANIA
I don't think there are any. Chemical bonds are many orders-of-magnitude weaker than nuclear bonds, so I don't think you can convert chemical energy to nuclear energy, at least, not directly.
The sun, like all stars, gets its energy from nuclear fusion. The Earth is only habitable for life because of the sun's radiant energy which reaches us. So we all depend on nuclear energy.
Nuclear energy that mankind boasts so much about is in reality, a boon, as well as a 'curse'. The only good side of it is that it provides us nuclear energy which is said to be one of the alternative sources of power in the future. These energy concepts are hopeful, of course. But the improper handling of nuclear wastes results in major accidents that may capable of dismantling an entire city or region itself… Read More
because mainly, of the Chernobyl disaster in Ukraine, and probably also because of it being so unknown, and because of the stigma relating to nuclear power (Hiroshima, Nagasaki). I guess people are just scared of having two heads.
The nuclear fission of uranium-235 release a huge amount of energy. This energy can be used in nuclear reactors to produce electricity/heat or in nuclear weapons.
I'm no expert on this, but some ideas: Defense - the Government pays for all warships, some of which have nuclear reactors, including submarines. The Government supports the NRC Nuclear Regulatory Commission so I guess they pay their costs. The Government is also concerned with dealing with nuclear waste, and cleanup of old facilities like Hanford. What this amounts to in dollars I'm afraid I have no figures for.
Nuclear power does not emit carbon dioxide greenhouse gas as the other non-renewable sources of energy (the fossil fuels of coal, oil and natural gas) do, so it doesn't contribute to global warming. Many people think nuclear power is an energy source that we should all be using because of this. Others remember the dangers from nuclear accidents and are not so convinced.
that is so tight are you afraid of short people i have no idea
Nuclear binding energy is what holds the nucleus of an atom together. When an atom is split, some of the binding energy is released. At the level of the atom, it is kinetic energy of the daughter atoms and particles. This is not different from their temperature, and so the nuclear binding energy is turned directly into heat on the fission of the atom. When we speak of nuclear energy, we are often speaking of… Read More
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Many people think nuclear is a suitable alternative. Nuclear energy is clean, with no carbon dioxide pollution, so it does not add to global warming the way that burning fossil fuels (coal, oil and natural gas) does. However, nuclear power has its dangers too. Accidents at power plants can be deadly, and there is no easy way yet to dispose of nuclear waste.
Because it is energy derived from the heat made by a (Hopefully) controlled nuclear reaction. The nuclear reaction involves the nucleus of Uranium 235 (or possibly Plutonium 239) fissioning or splitting which releases a large amount of energy, so it is a nuclear process, not a chemical one such as would occur between atoms or molecules.
The release of nuclear energy produces heat, which is used to transfer the energy to a mechanical system. The mechanical energy is converted in this system into electromagnetic energy, and so electrical power is available for the power grid.
it is so powerful yet so expensive and it causes pollution
Nuclear fusion release an enormous amount of energy; but this energy must be transferred to a fluid and so far beyond what can not be done for the time being.
Nuclear fusion is the phenomenon in which two lighter nuclei get fused to form heavier nucleus with the production of energy. Best example is SUN and hydrogen bomb. But nuclear fission of breaking heavier into lighter with the emission of energy. Example uranium-235. So atom bomb Nuclear fusion has clean energy but fission has hazard energy
The term "nuclear energy prohibitive" means nuclear energy cannot be used. The exact reason depends on circumstances, but, in most cases, the problem is that nuclear power plant's output is constant, so, for example, if a nuclear plant powers a city, you need to divert excess power at night, when that city's consumption goes down. Hence, municipal electricity is nuclear energy prohibitive.
Biological tissues are damaged by radioactivity, so exposure must be tightly controlled. This has been very successful so far in most countries.
This seems very unlikely. Nuclear reactors need a lot of heavy shielding so are not suitable for transport purposes
Nuclear energy is what powers a large amount of the world and has done so for decades, so I would say yes, it has been successfully used before.
i am not sure about this answer, but nuclear energy can destroy a lot of things very quikly so it might be used for destroying things. It also helps with making electricity with nuclear fission. luekemea
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