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Nuclear Energy: The Benefits Vs Disadvantages

740 words - 3 pages

Nuclear Energy is a method of creating electricity by heating water from nuclear reactions. The process allows for large quantities of electricity to be created from very little nuclear fuel. Nuclear Energy creates only a fraction of the world’s energy production; this is because many people are fearful of the possibility of a meltdown or any other form of a nuclear disaster. However, even with all the disadvantages and hazards Nuclear Energy creates, it could become the most beneficial form of energy in the future.
Pros of Nuclear Energy:
    If one were to argue against the use of Nuclear Energy, they would likely state the environmental damages it has the surrounding area; this is not ...view middle of the document...

New technologies have been finding was of using spent Nuclear fuel by recycling it.
Cons of Nuclear Energy:
    Nuclear Plants aren’t as environmentally friendly as people claim; even though Nuclear Plants themselves don't produce much Greenhouse Gases, the mining of Uranium lets off plenty of Carbon Dioxide. Wildlife also suffers from Nuclear Plants. In instates were water from a local pond is used to cool a Nuclear Plant, its possible that fish and other marine life can get caught in filters or sucked into the Plant itself. Water contamination is also a treat for people and animals alike around a Nuclear Plant.
    The Fuel Rods used in Nuclear Plants are made of Uranium, which powers the Nuclear Reaction inside the Plant. These Fuel Rods don’t last forever; eventually they must be replaced, thus Radioactive Waste is created. This Radioactive Waste stays radioactive and lasts for thousands of years and cant be disposed of with normal methods. Radioactive Waste is often stored on-site or moved to special facilities; this is only a temporary solution however, as eventually we will run out of space for...

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