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Title: Chernobyl (supplement for Ukraine module)
Description: Nuclear power plants provide energy for people worldwide. There are many threats involved in producing nuclear power though. This PowerPoint presentation addresses some of the past accidents such as Chernobyl and Three-mile Island as well as a scenario if something happened of a power plant in Texas. 
Key Words: nuclear power 
Grade Level: 6th 
Subject: Science 

Teacher's Request: I am looking for information on nuclear power plants. I would like to have some information on the Chernobyl accident and Three Mile Island as well. What led to the disasters or near disasters, and what effect it had on the surrounding environment and people.


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