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National Ambient Air Quality Standard; federal standards specifying the maximum allowable levels (averaged over specific time periods) for regulated pollutants in ambient (outdoor) air.

Areas of federal land that have been set aside by Congress for
recreational use by members of the public.

Not In My BackYard: the rallying cry of those opposed to LULUs.

Environmental pollution made up of harmful or annoying noise.

Scattered, diffuse sources of pollutants, such as runoff from farm fields, golf courses, construction sites, etc.

In nuclear power plants, neutrons collide with uranium atoms, splitting them. This split releases neutrons from the uranium that in turn collide with other atoms, causing a chain reaction. This chain reaction is controlled with “control rods” that absorb neutrons. Fission releases energy that heats water to about 520 degrees F in the core of the plant. This hot water is then used to spin turbines that are connected to generators which produce electricity

See Also: Nuclear Reactor, Atomic Energy

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How Nuclear Energy Works

An apparatus in which nuclear fission may be initiated,
maintained, and controlled to produce energy, conduct research, or produce fissile
material for nuclear explosives.

See Also: Atomic Energy, Nuclear Energy

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Nuclear Energy explained