On Nov. 15, 2012, Argonne Nuclear Engineer Roger Blomquist presented a free public lecture about the
history of nuclear energy, advanced reactor designs, and future technologies. You can now watch a video
of the lecture online. Details
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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
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:
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
The Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab) is a DOE funded lab located in Virginia conducting basic research of the atom's nucleus at the quark level. The Science Education website provides resources for students and educators: lesson plans, hands-on activities, worksheets, reference materials (Check out All About Atoms and the Table of Elements!), Question & Answers and homework helpers. Games and puzzles are also available.
The information level is suitable for high-school students. :: Go to Science Education at the Jefferson Lab
The Virtual Nuclear Tourist is a website privately maintained by Joseph Gonyeau, who spent thirty years visiting nuclear power plants. Designed to educate the public, this comprehensive website about nuclear power plants around the world contains links to more than 300 pages of pertinent information. Featuring: information on different types of nuclear plants, as well as how the plants are operated, maintained, and regulated; photographs and graphics; reports, articles, and publications about nuclear issues. It should be noted that this u and is not affiliated with any organization.
The information level is primarily suitable for high-school students.
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