Nuclear? Yes, Please Essay

968 words - 4 pages

Nuclear Energy is always a hot topic when it comes to discussing about Energy sources. Some environmental organizations have used some untrue arguments to frighten people about the use of this kind of energy, while glorifying other energy sources which might not be so eco-friendly as initially stated.

One of the fears about Nuclear Plants is the environmental pollution and the threat to the human health. Well, during normal operation, the level of pollution of one of these plants is close to zero. In short: A nuclear plant creates a nuclear reaction used to warm up water and produce high-pressure steam; this steam moves turbines that generate electricity and at the end, it’s released to ...view middle of the document...

Other energy sources, like Eolic Energy are virtually clean but they have other kinds of problems. Windmills have a high impact on the landscapes. They are usually installed in wide, open areas, ruining completely the sights. Besides this, every year a lot of birds die after hitting the wind turbines. According to the American Bird Conservancy association, between 100,000 and 440,000 birds die every year due to this. Let´s put it this way: There is no such a thing called clean energy.

Another big fear about Nuclear Plants is the danger for the population in case of an accident. The real fact is that only a few minor incidents have happened across the world during the history of Nuclear Power. There have been, though, two big accidents caused by exceptional circumstances that triggered most of the irrational fears about this kind of energy: The first one was the incident at Chernobyl; which has been demonstrated after the trial and different investigations to have been caused by the negligence of different officials and the lack of trained operators in the course of a test incorrectly performed across different steps. According to the World Nuclear Association, a series of incorrectly performed operations lead to one of the greatest tragedies in the history of Nuclear Power. The second one is the Fukushima incident, still somehow active today and being fought to avoid further consequences. A huge earthquake and the subsequent tsunami, which flooded the Plant, caused the accident. None of these accidents were, obviously, due to usual causes.

The cost of Nuclear Energy production is another usual complaint. Nuclear energy is relatively cheap. Probably the electric companies wouldn’t be interested in this kind of energy if it were not cost effective and able to generate revenue for the investors. In fact, the Nuclear Energy Institute estimates that the one hundred Nuclear Plants in the US generate more than 40$ billion each year providing jobs for around 100,000 workers.

Nuclear energy...

Find Another Essay On Nuclear? Yes, please

An ordinary day Question: write a creative story to create a sequel to a previous short story you have read. with in you must include similes metaphors and personifications

1884 words - 8 pages to release the American hostages before I will ever hand them over to you!" Walter said"Hi this is the Goldman's residence" Mrs. Goldman said, Walter snapped into the present. "Hi Mrs. Goldman is Jack there please?""Hold on ill just get him" she said in a high pitched tone like always. "Hi Walter" Jack replied on the receiving end of the phone call."Are you ready?""Yes""Okay than ill come past in five minutes be outside your house waiting""Okay

Religious Parody Script called 'Heavens Above'. A comedy that raises issues about Religions impact on Mankind and Mankind in general

3575 words - 14 pages , but quite regular.[SFX: PICK UP PHONE]Yes... Security?... Send him down.78. Hell-bound: [IN BACKGROUND] Please don't I'm claustrophobic and I hate fire.[SFX: DOOR SLAMS, SILENCE]79. Joanne: God, there's something I've always wondered. What is the meaning of life?80. God: Meaning! - I never really thought about it before- Wow that's a tricky one!81. Joanne: You never thought about

The True Life of Charlie. Creative piece similar to half-life with major deviation at the middle

1587 words - 6 pages ?" - Charlie finally asked as he tried to find his breath."Charlie what I'm about to tell you might seem incredible and unimaginable but try to bear with me" - Mr. Gerald said hesitantly"When the nuclear molecules were pushed past their electrified limit they reversed their atoms and pushed outwards." - Stated Mr. Gerald"Are you saying what I think Mr. Gerald?" - Charlie quickly asked"Yes Charlie. What just happened was a portal was opened to another

Religious Parody Radio Script called 'Heavens Above'. A comedy that raises issues about Religions impact on Mankind and Mankind in general. Formatted version

1645 words - 7 pages another chance. That angel swore she was 18.Joanne:What's happening?Michael:Just another poor soul failing purgatory. Unfortunate, but quite regular.[SFX: PICK UP PHONE]Yes... Security?... Send him down.Hell-bound:Please don't I'm claustrophobic and I hate fire.[SFX: DOOR SLAMS, SILENCE]Joanne:God, there's something I've always wondered. What is the meaning of life?God:Meaning! - I never really thought about it before- Wow that's a tricky one


1479 words - 6 pages YEAR 2001 The loud sound of the subways echoed through my ear. I had just been at Yankee Stadium watching a baseball game. It was a pleasant day, few clouds, but no one knew what it would turn into. In Nevada, at Area 51 military base: " Sir this is Polmarch in scanning, we've came upon a weird object invading earth's atmosphere. I think it's him sir, yes it's

'The Boot in the Face': The Problem of the Holocaust in the Poetry of Sylvia Plath

5805 words - 23 pages 'The Boot in the Face': The Problem of the Holocaust in the Poetry of Sylvia Plath In the following essay, I examine Plath's references to the Holocaust in light of her preoccupation with personal history and myth, female victimization, and the specter of nuclear war. I will conclude that Plath does not simply reduce the atrocity of the Holocaust to metaphor, but draws attention to the ambiguous and potentially dangerous interrelationship

Hycn: Encounter On The Dead Planet

1859 words - 8 pages later. We have lots of time to explore. We'll be here for three full days remember? Let’s go back, I’m really tired.” Xerla pleaded. She might have been in love with flying but at the moment her body was almost at its limit, she needed sleep. “Just a few miles. Please?” Kocz beseeched. “Fine. Just a few miles, not more than hundred though. When we reach the hundredth mile mark from here I am returning to the Maztica. With or without you

Brave New World vs. A Handmaid's Tale - A comparison essay

1633 words - 7 pages not new. In fact, there are hosts of books dedicated to this topic. What makes Huxley's interpretation different is the fact that his fictional society not only lives under this totalitarian government, but embraces it like mindless robots.Soma, not nuclear bombs, is the weapon of choice for the World Controllers in "Brave New World". These men have realized that fear and intimidation has only limited power; after all, these tactics simply build

Ideas for Liberals

2029 words - 9 pages everyone please look at me? I’m a perfect liberal, and yes it’s because I care so deeply!” One caution, however, perhaps you should take along a law-abiding, armed conservative (affirmative action need not apply here) just in case some deranged gun-toter sees your shirt and thinks he or she (no sexism here – but wait, should I say he/she/it?) has a covey of defenseless doves gathered for his or her convenience. As a liberal, you must never forget

Universe at War

2497 words - 10 pages from gushing out."I need a corpsman!" I screamed, while dragging banks into heavier cover."I need a dang corpsman," I yelled. Just then, I saw the corpsman covered in blood running towards me. Before he was five steps away from me, his head was blown off by a nuclear grenade. I covered myself with our deployable force fields; I watched his body is eaten by the virus because he had flesh showing where his head was, through the yellowish protection

Difference between western and indian culture

2457 words - 10 pages children, children's spouses and grandchildren, all reside in the same house. However, nuclear families have started receiving more importance in urban families. Clothing that is considered appropriate for women according to Indian culture, includes salwar-kameez, chudidar, saris and clothes that are not too revealing or tight in fitting. India is still a male-driven society and gender equality is something that is still being fought for by women in

Similar Essays

Proposition 11 And Union Electric Case Study And Recommendations

2499 words - 10 pages to increase the frequency of these TV spots. I believe the increased frequency with which we are already airing the commercials is adequate to reach the constituents.         The Future of the Power Industry in the United States Secondly, Union Electric needs to address the public's belief that it can meet its future electrical needs without nuclear power. If the public believes this, then they will certainly vote yes for Proposition 11

The Hastening Od World War Ii

552 words - 2 pages to recognize Japan's right to own manchuria (Stimson Doctrine) 2.1935: Italian invasion of Ethiopia -US reaction: moral embargo (Please dont trade with Italians)=failure.3. 1935: The Neutrality Acts -encouraged aggression bc keeps the US from helping victims, and provides no opposition for aggressors.4. 1936: Spanish Civil War -US response: tighten neutrality Acts, to also include civil wars.5. 1937: USS Panay -US response: accepted a Japanese

How Terrorism Affects Other Countries Essay

825 words - 4 pages Go ahead, lie down. Lie down. Down, down, down. There is someone ... Huh? Down, down, down. Sit down. Come on, sit down. No, no, no, no, no. No. Down, down, down. Down. No more. No more. Down. Please, please, please ... Down. Please, please, don't hurt me … Down. No more. Oh God. Down, down, down. Sit down. Shut up. No more. This? Yes. Unintelligible. One moment, one moment. Unintelligible. No more. Down, down, down, down. No, no, no, no, no

Evolution Essay

1004 words - 4 pages the species. Oh but we can look at the aminoacid pool and the shared genetic structure that all living creatures share. Butbecause we share the same nucleic acids, and a complex protein, does that makeus ancestors? There was a jump that mankind made into a different world thanthose experienced by other living creatures. (Please don't bring up the dolphinor whale, and their ability to think. When a dolphin designs and builds his/orown nuclear