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Conducting survey on 20th century Nuclear energy

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Topic: Conducting survey on 20th century Nuclear energy
Posted By: TonyLu
Subject: Conducting survey on 20th century Nuclear energy
Date Posted: 07-Mar-2017 at 23:25
Hi, my name is Tony Lu and I am currently undertaking a year 12 research project. My guiding question is: How has the discovery of Nuclear Energy effect the mid to late 20th Century? If you have knowledge of/personal experiences in (or know someone who does) the 20th century nuclear fever, it would be tremendously helpful if you could find the time to fill out this survey. All personal information would be kept anonymous and the data would be used for research purposes only.

Thanks in advance!

Survey is here: -

Posted By: red clay
Date Posted: 08-Mar-2017 at 09:46
Hi and welcome Tony. I filled in your survey. That's quite a project you have going. The era after WWII is usually referred to as the "Atomic Age". It drove science discovery at a mind bending pace through the 50's and 60's.
It entered daily life in ways folks today don't realize. Everything was "Atom Powered", Movies and even cartoons had the concept sneak in.
The scary thing was how little was known about it and the long term effects of radiation. The average person wasn't aware of the dangers outside of the "Bomb", until "3 Mile Island" and Chernobyl. 

I lived about 150 miles from 3 mile. Even though I knew much more than the average person, I still called my Dad to find out more and should I get out of the area.
His reply was surprising. He told me to wait and see what President Carter's reaction was after he visited 3 mile. Carter was one of the Navy's nuke experts in the early days. He had even entered a runaway Canadian reactor to withdraw the fuel rods by hand. This wasn't common knowledge until then.

"Arguing with someone who hates you or your ideas, is like playing chess with a pigeon. No matter what move you make, your opponent will walk all over the board and scramble the pieces".

Posted By: medenaywe
Date Posted: 08-Mar-2017 at 13:23
Job done,all the best!Nuke

Posted By: TonyLu
Date Posted: 08-Mar-2017 at 22:12
Thanks a bunch for filling out the survey! Greatly appreciated Smile

Posted By: TonyLu
Date Posted: 08-Mar-2017 at 22:13
@red clay
Wow, I did not know about that last part. I'm definitely going to look into it more. Your experience is definitely fascinating to say the least!

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