Nuclear Power Lindsey Garst Jay Nargundkar Jonah Richmond Nuclear Power Today Provides almost 20% of world’s electricity (8% in U.S.) 69% of U.S. non-carbon electricity generation More than 100 plants in U.S. None built since the 1970s 200+ plants in the Europe Leader is France
– Lewis Strauss, Chairman of the U.S.
Atomic Energy Commission (1954)
There are three main methods:
The Western Mining Corporation (WMC) is owned by BP
Canada (mostly Saskatchewan) is the next largest source
The True North, strong and free, has 20% of the world’s supplyFrom Where Does It Come?
The Future of Nuclear Waste Storage
*Not to be confused with Jeong Kim,
namesake of the beautiful new
Engineering building at UMD
Look across the sky from your home, Can you see the tower blinking while you sit a spell at home?
Can you see the branches growing? Can you feel the awesome power?
Can you sense its evil purpose and its doom?
It grows in ways we all can understand, And its limbs are spreading all across the land.
The leaves they look like dollars and the sap it ain’t so sweet.
It rests upon the profits hungry people cannot eat.
With promises of quiet, comfort, and peace, The hanging tree can lure to its side.
But the darkness of its shadow gives us warning of the greed
That tries to sell us more electric power than we need.
No nukes for me, ‘cause I want my air to be Free from radiation poison falling over me.
These reactors that they’re building are a giant hanging tree. Don’t you build a hanging tree over me.
People soon will stop this money tree, And we’ll stop its hangin’ people, you and me.
And as we struggle all together all the powers that be will go down with their own hanging tree.
And out of this struggle we can plant a seedling tree, A tree that lets the sunlight share its space.
A tree in tune with living, whose branches lift the soul, When you’re watching from a distance and you’re sitting all alone.