Part I: Using the lab animation, fill in the data table below to gather your data, and use it to help you generate your hypothesis, outcomes, and analysis.
Fuel (Coal)/Uranium Needed (tons)
CO2 Emissions (tons)
Sulfur Dioxide and Other Emissions (tons)
Radioactivity mSv (millisievert)
Solid Waste (tons)
18,750 / 7.5
37,5000 / 15
56,250 / 22.5
75,000 / 30
Catastrophic releases leading to radiation sickness, death, and environmental contamination
Note on Radioactivity: A coal plant releases 100 times more radioactivity than a nuclear power plant because of the natural presence of radioactive compounds (uranium, thorium) in the coal. Millisievert (mSv) is a high-level radiation unit, and 1 mSv = 1/1,000 of a sievert. This is used to express the level of radiation exposure, which indicated an individual’s increased risk of developing cancer.
Part II: Write a 1-page lab report using the following scientific method sections:
Provide references in APA format. This includes a reference list and in-text citations for references used in the Introduction section.
Give your paper a title, and identify each section as specified above. Although the hypothesis will be a 1-sentence answer, the other sections will need to be paragraphs to adequately explain your experiment.