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“Fukushima and Chernobyl: Myth versus Reality” — Want to bypass the popular press myths and gain a true understanding of the radiation releases at Fukushima? In “Fukushima and Chernobyl: Myth versus Reality”, leading experts from several international organizations, including the United Nations, discuss the facts. Watch video
The mission of the NEED Project is to promote an energy conscious and educated society by creating effective networks of students, educators, business, government and community leaders to design and deliver objective, multi-sided energy education programs. Among the PDF Energy Infobooks at the Primary, Elementary, Intermediate and Secondary levels related to nuclear energy we selected for you:
NEWTON "Ask A Scientist" (AAS) is set up and run by Argonne National Laboratory's Division of Educational Programs. "Ask A Scientist" focuses on questions from K-12 students and teachers that are not commonly found in libraries, reference books or text books. The questions are answered by experts. We selected for you:
Website developed by the Nuclear Engineering Division of Argonne National Laboratory for
the Nonproliferation and National Security Program. The site provides
factual information about nonproliferation issues and solutions.
Although the pages are not specifically aimed at students, their content is comprehensible to high school juniors and seniors. :: Go to website
America’s 104 reactors in 31 states have made tremendous efficiency gains over the past dozen years, producing 787 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity in 2006. Nuclear plants can help meet rising electricity demand as our economy and population expand. :: Learn more about
(*) The Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) is the policy organization of the nuclear energy and technologies industry and participates in both the national and global policy-making process.
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, also called the “NRC,” regulates nuclear power plants. They make sure they are safe for people who work there and live nearby, and for the environment. The NRC also regulates nuclear material that is used in science, medicine and industry.
Among the topics discussed here: "What is nuclear energy?", Nuclear Reactors, radiation, security, radioactive waste and more.
Resources for Teachers are also available. :: Go to the NRC Students' Corner :: Go to the NRC Teachers' Lesson Plans
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