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  • Case Study: Major Lab Accidents

    Part 1: Major Lab Accidents On January 7, 2010, two graduate students at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas were involved in a lab accident in the Chemistry building. While handling two explosive compounds, the students assumed that keeping the compound wet would prevent it from exploding when it come in contact with the solvent. When he noticed that the product was clumpy, one of the students used a pestle to attempt to break it up. In doing so, the product was detonated. One of the…

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  • Nuclear Fission Persuasive Essay

    When a neutron is absorbed by isotope of X-- given that X is some given element-- another isotope of X is created. Though sometimes these newly-created isotopes of X are very unstable. They may be so unstable, in fact, that they only exist briefly before splitting into two separate and distinct chemicals. Radioactive photons, massive energy, and neutrons are shot out in the surrounding area. As long as more Isotopes of X still exist in the area, this can, in turn, create a grand chain reaction…

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  • Nuclear Disaster: The Aftermath Of The Three Mile Island

    drastically changed because of the accident. They were now trained har on figuring out the emergency and had to go through a checklist to make sure the reactor core was getting cooled off enough. The Union of Concerned Scientists had wanted Three Mile Island as well as other nuclear power plants to be shutdown before the accident happened. The community claimed that radiation had gotten out into the environment. People claimed that they had been vomiting, having nausea, hair loss, and skin…

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  • The Importance Of The Chernobyl Disaster In Ukraine

    The Chernobyl disaster occurred on an early morning on April 26, 1986. The accident caused an entire Ukraine city to be evacuated and abandoned. Do to the explosion, radioactive substances reached an altitude of 1.5 kilometers into the atmosphere. Being a windy day, all of the radioactive substances which formed a cloud were drifted above Scandinavia. The cloud then came back above the Ukraine. Research today shows us that radioactive clouds from the accident have made their way across the…

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  • Las Vegas Research Paper

    Stay at Caesar’s Palace for Vegas-Style Luxury Las Vegas is a destination on nearly everyone’s bucket list. Iconic landmarks like The Strip, the Eiffel Tower replica, and the Bellagio’s fountains are famous the world over. And so are the casinos, especially those in the larger hotels. And there is perhaps no hotel more well-known, and more intrinsically “Vegas,” than Caesar’s Palace. The luxury accommodations cater to everyone from budget weekenders to high rollers. And while there are countless…

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  • Personal Narrative: My Night In Las Vegas

    “Everything and anything you want to do, you can do in Las Vegas” – Drew Carey Walking on a night in Vegas, you would imagine partying the twenty-four hours ahead of you, or probably go into a casino for the rest of the night. In my case, it was the total opposite. My night in Vegas would be full of adrenaline and pretty sightseeing. From all the cities in the world, I chose Las Vegas to describe because its a city I absolutely adore. A city where you can shut your reality, and go into a total…

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  • Argumentative Essay: A Guide To Tour America

    A Guide to Tour America America is the birthplace of numerous metropolises like Las Vegas, LA, Miami, Boston, Chicago and New York City. Each of these cities brings to mind a million different thoughts of entertainment, culture and cuisine. If one looks closely they will witness the wide variety which makes up this country. If you wish to enjoy a spectacular tour, USA is the ideal location to start with owing to its natural beauty and rich combination of deserts, mountains, rainforests, canyons,…

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  • Three Mile Island Research Paper

    Three Mile Island Accident Introduction Radioactive reactants are one of the leading source of electricity in our country thus making it very important to us. Radioactive compounds that are used to run the nuclear reactor's turbines by heating water into steam which run generators to produce electricity though are a dangerous hazard to us. There have been many nuclear plants accidents in our country, but the Three Mile Island accident is one of the most significant regarding hazard management…

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  • Animals Rule Chernobyl

    In week 3, we read a blog article that was published by The Logic of Science from August 2016, called “Are scientists arrogant, close-minded, and dismissive?” This article discusses the occurrence of complaints filed against scientists, and provides logical and rational objections to those claims. It is interesting to note that the author does not identify himself due to the endless assaults toward the provided information in the blog, but strives to teach critical thinking skills to defend…

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  • Case Study Of Nuclear Power Opinion Paper: Three Mile Island

    I believe that Three Mile Island needs to stay open. Nuclear Power Opinion Paper-Three Mile Island: Rough Copy Three Mile Island (TMI) is a nuclear power plant located in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, running since 1974. In 2019, the Exelon Corporation plans to shut down Three Mile Island, an essential role in the economy that produces a large amount of Pennsylvania's electricity. This is because because they haven’t been profitable for the past 5 years, and have lost more than $300…

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