Nuclear Energy: A Nightmare
Why the nuclear industry should be stopped.
By: Alyks Odell
Some are in favor of nuclear power plants because nuclear fission is a good solution to the carbon dioxide emissions (Williams). Carbon dioxide contributes to the global climate change which is a huge problem in the world today.
Another reason why people might favor the nuclear industry is because some believe that nuclear energy causes less deaths compared to other sources of energy (Salazar).
While the other two may be true, nuclear power still cause deaths. Plus it is a relatively new source of energy in comparison to the other sources. In 30 year form now it could be a different story. Plus, 30 year from now will have more nuclear waste which is radioactive and can cause problems since it is dangerous to humans (Snedden 5). This might change the statistics. Also nuclear energy is connected to the dangerous nuclear bombs (Snedden 5). If nuclear advances so might nuclear weaponry. As for global climate change, Britain can survive without nuclear and still meet its goals for carbon and its necessary needs of power ("Nuclear Power Is an Environmentally and Economically Unsound Way to Address Climate Change"). It is obviously not necessary to use nuclear to help our problem with climate change considering all of its potential problems and because its human habit that needs to change. We should not use nuclear using the climate change excuse. It is a problem that nuclear shouldn't be used to fix.
Reason 1: Radioactive Waste Dilemma
Reason 2: Devastating Diasters
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