Student’s Name Professor Course Date Turkey Point Case Study Explain how energy is generated from nuclear fission The process of generating energy from nuclear fission is a cycle that involves several steps. Here uranium fuel is used in the reactor to manufacture energy in the method known as fusion. The early stages are marked by the disintegration of Uranium atoms that leads to the generation of substantial energy in the reactor. To produce more energy the fission process is repeated severally which is known as a chain reaction. The chain reactions are achieved only if there is adequate uranium and it is subjected to the proper conditions. Thereafter; the heat generated by Uranium is converted into electrical energy. Uranium is put into the reactor and due to the present heat of the core neutrons and atoms are produced and in the process heat is emitted which propel the reaction Power and Light has other sources of power. These include; solar (Fpl.com). The plant plans to build many solar energy centers across Florida. The solar program will be implemented in eight locations and all of them will be house more than two and a half million solar panels. The second one is natural gas. FPL has lowered its use of oil in the production of energy by ninety-eight percent. They have invested more in the natural gas. Work Cited Cavros George. "Clean Energy Energy Policy High Risk Energy Nuclear › George Cavros Southern Alliance For Clean Energy." Eyeonmiami.blogspot.co.ke. N.p. 2017. Web.22 Mar. 2018. Fpl.com. "FPL | Turkey Point Facts." Fpl.com. N.p. 2018. Web. 22 Mar. 2018. Fpl.com. "FPL | Clean Energy | Nuclear Power Plants." Fpl.com. N.p. 2018. Web. 22 Mar.2018. Iannelli Jerry. "FPL Wins Battle To Store Radioactive Waste Under Miami's Drinking WaterAquifer." Miami New Times. N.p. 2017. Web. 22 Mar. 2018. [...]
Turkey Point: More Questions Than Answers? The Turkey Point nuclear power station was built in 1972 by Florida Power & Light Corporation on the shore of Biscayne Bay about 25 miles south of Downtown Miami. It is the largest electrical power generating station in Florida and the sixth largest in the United States. FPL has applied to the State of Florida's Public Service Commission and to the Federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission to build two additional reactors on this site. After reading your textbook's section on how electricity is generated by nuclear fission, read the following articles for backgrounding prior to participating in this Forum. 1. Explain how energy is generated from nuclear fission. 2. Watch the two videos explaining the pros and cons of nuclear energy. (www.youtube.com (www.youtube.com As a group answer discussion points below: Explain reasons why we should ban nuclear energy as an energy source: • What would replace the source of nuclear energy and what are the limitations/ barrier to making this other energy source a reality? Or, what are the problems with using more of other energy sources? • Explain reasons why we should continue to use nuclear energy as an energy source: What government regulations need to be in place to continue to use nuclear energy? Who should pay for the hazardous waste? What should we do with the hazardous waste? How is technology involved in the decision to use nuclear energy? Read the articles: FPL pollutes and loots at Turkey Point: eyeonmiami.blogspot.com www.miaminewtimes.com 1. Who should be responsible for cleaning up hazardous waste pollution? Why are we concerned about drinking water contamination? 2. What does your group think about storing waste in the Boulder Zone? Why are environmental groups opposed to this solution? 3. Besides nuclear energy, what are the other source of FPL’s energy? Approximately what percent of each source is used to generate power? Additional resources: www.fpl.com www.miamiherald.com www.miamiherald.com en.wikipedia.org www.nexteraenergy.com **This was a group project that the professor changed into an individual assignment. Just disregard the "group" mentionings!** I have attached the instructions posted above as a word document, to better assist you with the links provided for the assignment.