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Science: Chemistry II

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Should the United States continue to use nuclear power and increase its use as an energy source as we move through the 21st century?

After researching the topic, write an argumentative essay that addresses the question and support your position with evidence from the texts.  Be sure to acknowledge competing views.  Give examples from past or current events or issues to illustrate and clarify your position.

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WEBSITES ~ Freely available through search engines. While these have been evaluated for you, remember to evaluate sites you find.
http://www.eia.gov/ - This site is a broad site which covers all forms of energy including nuclear, fossil fuels and renewable. Students must read articles about all forms of energy located on this site.
http://www.nrc.gov/ - This site is a comprehensive site dedicated to nuclear power with numerous articles and facts related to the promotion of nuclear power.
http://www.nirs.org/ - This site is opposed to nuclear power and has a list of readings available for students.
http://alternativeenergy.procon.org/ ProCon.org is a nonprofit public charity that has no government affiliations of any kind. Its purpose is to provide resources for critical thinking and to educate without bias. They do not express opinions on research projects.

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