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  • Chernobyl - 1,908 words
    Chernobyl Chernobyl Biology 10 Project For Mrs. S. Kolovetsios By Dmitry Neofitides 1/05/99 Contents Introduction The accident Release of radioactive materials Reaction of national authorities Radiation dose estimates Health impact Agricultural and environmental impacts Potential residual risks Conclusion Introduction On 26 April 1986, the Chernobyl nuclear power station, in Ukraine, suffered a major accident that was followed by a contamination of the surrounding area by the large quantities of radioactive substances. The specific features of the contamination favored a widespread distribution of radioactivity throughout the Northern Hemisphere, mainly across Europe. A contributing factor w ...
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  • Chernobyl - 1,926 words
    ... medical observation of the population has not revealed any increase in other cancers, as well as in leukemia, congenital abnormalities, adverse pregnancy outcomes or any other radiation caused disease that could be attributed to the Chernobyl accident. Large scientific and epidemiological research programs, some of them sponsored by international organizations such as the WHO and the EC, are being conducted to provide further insight into possible future health effects. However, the population dose estimates generally tend to indicate that, with the exception of thyroid disease, it is unlikely that the exposure would lead to discernible radiation effects. In the case of the liquidators ...
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  • Employee Benefits Required By Law - 3,223 words
    ... extended benefits. Domestic employees. Employers of domestic employees must pay State and Federal unemployment taxes if they cash wages to household workers totaling $1,000, or more, in any calendar quarter of the current or preceding year. A household worker is an employee who performs domestic services in a private home, local college club, or local fraternity or sorority chapter. Employers of agricultural employees must pay State and Federal unemployment taxes if: (1) they pay cash wages to employees of $20,000, or more, in any calendar quarter; or (2) in each of 20 different calendar weeks in the current or preceding calendar year, there was at least 1 day in which they had 10 or mor ...
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  • Imagine This Scenario: You And Another Fifteen Thousand Hockey Fans Decide To Spend The Night Watching The Washington Capital - 1,388 words
    ... as solely a political act aimed at getting attention. This quote sums it all up. Terrorism has nothing to do with the victims personally; they're just the unlucky ones who have become victims just so someone could get the attention of the world. This need of attention has caused a whole new problem with terrorism. Instead of wanting to get a lot of people to watch, there are those who now want a lot of people dead. This is frightening considering that the younger generations have been softened to murder and purposeful destruction, which means that the less they think it's wrong, the more they'll start doing it. The terrorists today most likely grew up with the idea that death was bad an ...
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  • The Story Of El Nio Begins On The Eastern Margins Of The Pacific Ocean For Centuries, Peruvian Fishermen Have Known That The - 965 words
    The story of El Nio begins on the eastern margins of the Pacific Ocean. For centuries, Peruvian fishermen have known that the usually cold and nutrient rich waters from time to time become exceptionally warm, accompanied by collapsing fish stocks. At the same time, torrential rain and flooding of the rivers of the Andes occur. This abnormal situation returns every 3-7 years and, since the event usually peaks around Christmas, the fishermen named the phenomenon El Nio (el nio is Spanish for boy child). For a long time, El Nio was considered to be a weather phenomenon local to the countries of the western part of South America. Only early in the 20th century did scientists begin to realize tha ...
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  • United Way - 1,411 words
    United Way There are approximately 495,000 tax﷓exempt/nonprofit organizations in the United States (excluding churches) that may receive tax﷓deductible contributions. Of those with incomes above $25,000, roughly 55,000 are classified as human service organizations and another 28,000 are health related (Hodgkinson and Weitzman, 1996). The term nonprofits refers to these health and human service organizations. The types of health and human services that nonprofit organizations provide include housing and residential care, youth development, recreation, services to children and families, employment assistance, crime and delinquency prevention, food and nutrition, and substance abu ...
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  • Wireless Technology - 2,058 words
    ... ss, you would have to use the same brand of network interface card throughout your network. Right now you are, for the most part, tied to whichever brand of wireless LAN you pick. Most of the products in this comparison listed their wireless protocol as Ethernet carrier sense multiple access/collision avoidance (CSMA/CA), a variation of standard Ethernet. Unfortunately, each vendor has put its own spin on CSMA/CA, which means even their protocols are incompatible. 5 Wireless services As technology progresses toward smaller, lighter, faster, lower power hardware components, more computers will become more and more mobile. For space concerns this paper will exclude any further discussion o ...
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