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  • The Pros And Cons Of Radioactivity

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    Radioactivity has been around since the 1800s. It is very popular in the medical field. It is used my many professionals to help diagnose and treat people every single day. Although it does have some advantages and disadvantages, people still use it to this day. Radioactivity is defined as “the spontaneous emission of particles”. (Nuclear Energy). Radioactivity is caused by an unbalanced nucleus in the cell. This happens because there is either an uneven number of protons and/or neutrons. When

  • The Discovery of Radioactivity and its Effects Essay

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    late 1800’s, scientist discovered radioactivity. The study of radio activity became a phenomenon amongst scientist during this time period. With the discovery of new elements polonium and radium by Marie and Pierre Curie, the use of radioactivity to probe the center of an atom, provided the instructions of a nuclear weapon that will kill innocent Japanese, leaving there face disfigured, and permanently changed. The majority of people know of the effect of radioactivity but not how it was discovered

  • Analogy Essay

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    What do Kingda Ka and the discoverer of radioactivity, Marie Curie, have in common? Actually, there is a lot more than you would think. You might say to yourself that they are completely different, which is correct, yet incorrect. One thing is a rollercoaster and the other is a famous scientist, but when you look past just their physical descriptions, you will see how much they actually are alike. They both follow similar paths and they both faced many hardships, but also many great things. Firstly

  • Essay about Cancer and Terry Tempest Williams' Refuge

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    Cancer and Terry Tempest Williams' Refuge “I cannot prove my mother, my grandmothers, along with my aunts developed cancer from nuclear fallout in Utah. But I can’t prove they didn’t.” Epilogue, Refuge In Terry Tempest Williams’s Refuge, death slowly claimed almost all of the women of her family. Death took Williams’ family members one by one just one or two years apart. In every case, the cause was cancer. Williams insisted in the epilogue that fall-out from the 1951-62 nuclear testing

  • The Long Term Health Risk For The General Population Exposed From Radiation By The Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Disaster

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    Chapter 1: Introduction 1.1 PURPOSE OF PROJECT To quantify the long term health risk for the general population exposed to radiation by the Fukushima-Daiichi Nuclear disaster in the aftermath of the 2011 Great Eastern Japan Earthquake and Tsunami. 1.2 BACKGROUND On the 11th March 2011, following a magnitude 9 earthquake in the Pacific, a fifteen meter tsunami hit Honshu, the main island of Japan, killing over 19,000 people and damaging the Fukushima-Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. Over the following

  • Nuclear Chemistry Essay

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    Types of Radiation: • List the three types of Radiation and describe conditions under which each case occurs. Alpha, Beta, Gamma. Alpha radiation/emission - Alpha particles are the nuclei of a Helium atom 42He. Consisting of two protons and two neutrons, positively charged. The nuclei are ejected from heavy, unstable nuclei so as to remove excess protons and neutrons. However, the formed nuclei may still be radioactive in which even further decay will occur. Alpha emissions occur in nuclei

  • The Natural Radioactivity Of Soil Samples

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    (Chougan-kar et al., 2003; El-Daly and Hussein, 2008) [1]. The natural radioactivity of soil samples determined from the 226Ra, 232Th and40K contents. Rocks and soils contribute considerably to indoor and outdoor exposure to the environmental radioactivity by gamma radiation emitting mainly from 226Ra, 232Th and 40K contents, and beta radiation. The soil radioactivity is a good indicator of the distribution and accumulation of radioactivity in the environment and knowledge of these concentrations provides

  • The Discovery Of Roentgen Rays And Radioactivity

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    in the evolution of life on the Earth. It is not something new, invented by the ingenuity of man in the technological age, it has always been there. INTRODUCTION AND HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE OF RADIATION THERAPY THE DISCOVERY OF ROENTGEN RAYS AND RADIOACTIVITY On Friday, November 8, 1895, while passing an electric current through a Hittorf-Crookes high- vacuum tube, Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen noticed a light coming from a workbench about a yard away. He identified the shining object as a piece of paper

  • The Effects Of Soil Radioactivity On The Levels Of The Environment

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    are widely used for this purpose. These are typically based on either germanium semiconductor or Na I(Tl) scintillator detectors. They are the preferred choice in cases where the photo-peaks of concern are well separated (IAEA, 1992) [4]. Some radioactivity studies have been previously carried out in soil and sediment samples in some parts of the world (Beaza et al., 1992 [5]; Kannan et al. [6], 2002; Kirchner et al., 2002 [7]; Mehra et al., 2007 [8]; Noordin, 1999 [9]; Patra et al., 2006 [10]; Selvasekarapandian

  • The Harsh Reality of Keeping Away From Radioactivity

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    Radioactivity is a looming threat that many people do not seem to know about. Ever since the Fukushima disaster in Japan, the internet has been swarming with reports about how the radiation can reach the West Coast and harm Californians. This has been confirmed by experts; radioactivity was expected to show up in April and has already been found in kelp along the sea. Radioactivity is a serious threat to humans, and people should be more aware of the risks related to it, especially now, when there