Title

Uranium: The Useful Radiation?

Date

5-29-2014 1:00 PM

End Time

29-5-2014 1:45 PM

Location

Natural Sciences (NS) 101

Department

Chemistry

Session Chair

Arelene Courtney

Session Title

Chemistry Capstone Seminars

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Arlene Courtney

Presentation Type

Presentation

Abstract

Uranium has been in the media a lot lately. We have all heard about the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster, and the radiation spreading throughout the world. What is the controversy surrounding this element? How does a rock go from the ground to being something that can produce so much energy? It can generate enough energy to power a city through generating stations or level a city, for example Hiroshima. This presentation will take the audience from obtaining uranium as a rock, the processing, through to the benefits and liabilities. We will also touch on uranium’s family line, more specifically, his naughty daughters. As with everything, there are many advantages for example cheap, clean power and powerful protection. However, there are some disadvantages also, such as Chernobyl and radioactive waste.

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May 29th, 1:00 PM May 29th, 1:45 PM

Uranium: The Useful Radiation?

Natural Sciences (NS) 101

Uranium has been in the media a lot lately. We have all heard about the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster, and the radiation spreading throughout the world. What is the controversy surrounding this element? How does a rock go from the ground to being something that can produce so much energy? It can generate enough energy to power a city through generating stations or level a city, for example Hiroshima. This presentation will take the audience from obtaining uranium as a rock, the processing, through to the benefits and liabilities. We will also touch on uranium’s family line, more specifically, his naughty daughters. As with everything, there are many advantages for example cheap, clean power and powerful protection. However, there are some disadvantages also, such as Chernobyl and radioactive waste.