Mini Project Two
Mini Project 2 & Final Project Instruction:
***For the final project, each team will collaborate on a presentation of their designated country.
Each team will develop the mini-project for their designated country. Resources can be found on various websites, including those of the IAEA, OECD, International Panel on Fissile Materials (IPFM), and World Nuclear Association. Please see the links posted on the Facebook group page. The mini-project will include:
1. An annotated map of the designated country using Google My Maps (see instructions, below)
b. Include facts and figures regarding the above sites.
c. Include facts and figures on total electricity generation from nuclear power, tons of spent fuel per year, how much has been accumulated to date, how it is stored
b. Record the narrative in audio or video to accompany the map
Final Virtual Science Fair Project
The final project can take many forms. Each team’s plan for how it will present its country should be submitted in Mini-Project 2.
The submitted project has two parts:
- A brief report of the country’s nuclear profile, using the points below (a-m) as a guideline
- Visual presentation of the teams’ solution to the spent nuclear fuel (SNF) problems of their designated country. Alternatively, the team can present a regional or global solution.
The science fair project presenting the team’s solution to the SNF problem of their designated country should be a visual display for the website. This is a science fair display.
In order to develop a presentation of the team’s solution, each team must know the spent fuel challenges, problems and realities of their country. Therefore, teams should include all the points below (a-m) in their research.
The report to accompany the project—in written, audio or visual form—should discuss only the relevant points (a-m) related to the team’s solution.
a. What percentage of total energy generation comes from nuclear power
b. Number of NPPs in operation, number of NPPs to be built, number of NPPs to be phased out, etc.
c. Spent fuel management: methods of disposal, reprocessing, etc.
d. The country’s existing and potential nuclear security risks posed by SNF
e. The country’s nuclear energy and SNF policy vs. the reality
f. Constraints on policy, e.g., stakeholders and their positions, the domestic debate over nuclear power and/or disposal of SNF, protests, etc.
g. Physical and technical constraints, e.g., geological considerations in siting disposal sites, transportation issues, etc.
h. How full the SNF pools are; what has been done, if anything, to make more room
i. What are the legal issues involved in transferring SNF from site to site, or within site
j. What the transportation or proposed transportation routes are—land? Sea?
k. What the dry cask situation is: technical and political issues, who takes care of the waste, who is responsible for design of geological repositories, interim waste facilities, long-term waste facilities
l. What the country’s PR (public relations) strategy is
m. What country’s challenges and/or strengths are in meeting the team’s solution, whether it is a state, regional, or global solution
How to create a map for Mini-Project 2