Faculty Advisor

Brodeur, Drew R

Abstract

The story of safe nuclear power begins with us. We as a culture, community, and individuals have a need for power that is ever increasing. Right now the majority of this power comes from finite fuel sources so what happens when they are all gone? Even though nuclear power has become a popular option for its ability to produce large amounts of energy at low costs it still has its downfalls. Do the benefits outweigh its hazards? Is nuclear energy actually safe? Understanding how these systems work and what is being done to improve them is fundamental to determining if nuclear power is the right choice.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2012

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Chemistry and Biochemistry

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