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Need help on finding information about nuclear accidents

  1. Nov 15, 2003 #1
    I have no background about nuclear powerplants and nuclear plant disasters other than probably a skewed image from The Simpsons. But I would like to get kicked out of math class by writing about "The Nuclear Engineer that Couldn't Avert Nuclear Disaster." I don't know why I'm writing in math class either.

    I know this is in rather bad taste, but I do not dislike nuclear powerplants and do not want to attempt to blow any up. I want this to be a work of fiction but factual enough so that I'll be able to show my teacher how much I don't like him. I need any help, more info will be provided when the little engine book arrives so that proper plagiarism will be attained. Thank you guys!
     
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  3. Nov 17, 2003 #2
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  4. Nov 17, 2003 #3

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    The most notorious reactor accidents were Three Mile Island (U.S.) and Chernobyl (USSR). Look them up in google.
     
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  6. Feb 23, 2004 #5
    I recommend going to Hyperphysics. It covers the technical sides of how Three Mile Island and Chernobyl occurred.

    http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/hph.html

    Just click on Nuclear Physics, and then on Nuclear Energy on the concept map.
     
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