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The science of nuclear energy
The science of nuclear energy

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3.3.6 What have we learned?

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Figure 12

In this final section of this week, you will use what you have learned so far to think about what you would do if you were involved with a nuclear power station.

Activity 2

Imagine that there is a nuclear power station being built ten miles from where you live. You have an advisory role in its construction!

Based on what you have learned this week about previous nuclear incidents, think about the advice you would give and write a paragraph explaining your answers to these questions:

  • What would you require from the reactor to minimise the risk of meltdown?
  • If there was an incident, what guidelines would you recommend for action afterwards?
  • If these measures were put in place, would you be happy to live in the vicinity?