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Chapter 6

Nuclear Power Plants

From: From Hiroshima to Fukushima to You


This chapter includes the following sections: The Sarcophagus – History of Nuclear Power – Nuclear Fission – The Controlled Fission Chain Reaction – Types of Nuclear Reactors – Electrical Needs of Nuclear Power Plants – Water Needs – Health Risks of Nuclear Power Plants – Nuclear Waste – Is Nuclear Power “Green”? – Accident at Three Mile Island – Chernobyl Today – Fukushima – Fukushima’s Impact on Human Health



Dale Dewar

Dr. Dale Dewar is associate professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan, an active member of the International Committee of the Society of Rural Physicians of Canada, a two-term member of the Canadian Friends Service Committee, and former Executive Director of Physicians for Global Survival.

Florian Oelck

Florian Oelck has a master’s degree in International Studies from the University of Ottawa