Nuclear Power, Foe.

By: Sydney Barnett

What is Nuclear Power?

Nuclear Energy is created by a chemical reaction.The reaction takes place in the nucleus of an atom.It happens when the atom splits.This is called Nuclear Fission.There is also Nuclear Fusion which is where two atoms collide and create a new nucleus. To create nuclear energy it has to be housed at a Nuclear power plant. Scientists have studied this for many years and they closely watch the effects on the earth and our bodies.

Cons About Nuclear Energy

''Even [nuclear] power plants that provide the strictest of safety measures cannot be considered one hundred percent foolproof''Rose Kivi. Even the power plants that have really good safety cautions can still not be 100% safe. Usually disasters happen because of a human mistake or a bad machine. Resulting in contamination the people and community around the area.There are many disasters that have happened.

CAUTION HIGHLY TOXIC!!!!!!!!!!

''Splitting atoms to make electricity has created an enormous problem: waste containing 95% of the toxic radioactivity produced during the Atomic Age. Nuclear weapons production, industrial activity, research and medicine combined, create only 5% of this problem.''-Opposing Viewpoints

Chernobyl

The accident occurred April 25-26 in 1986.It was a failure of the safety procedures of the testing of plant four. On of the chain reactions went out of control and exploded. Thirty people died immediately and estimated to be 2500 overall. 135000 people were forced to leave due to the radiation levels.'' The longer-reaching effects of the event included an increased awareness of the dangers inherent in nuclear power, and a strong activist movement in Eastern Europe to mitigate these dangers through increased security measures and limited use of nuclear energy, as well as conservation efforts to help restore and protect those areas of ecosystems most effected by the Chernobyl accident.''-Opposing Viewpoints
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Could Nuclear Energy lead to development of Nuclear Weapons?

President Obama stated, "And any nation--including Iran--should have the right to access peaceful nuclear power if it complies with its responsibilities under the nuclear non-proliferation treaty."(Opposing Viewpoints) All nations of the world are aloud to create Nuclear Energy if they want to.But they are not able to create nuclear weapons with the energy.In Iran there is a "Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action" to try to help prevent their development of Nuclear Weapons. It prevents the government from creating nuclear weapons but allows them to create nuclear energy. But does nuclear energy still give off waste?It can be still harmful.

Reasonable Quote

"Pro football is like Nuclear Warfare, there are no winners only survivors."-Frank Gifford

NO ONE WINS WITH NUCLEAR POWER, IT IS A FOE!!!!!!!

Nuclear Waste in the US

There was a law passed in 1980 called the Federal LLRW Policy Act.It was revised in 1985. It stated that each state must have somewhere to dispose of ''low level'' nuclear waste.Even though it may say that it is low level that does not mean it is not hazardous for us. If you are exposed to background radiation or ionizing radiation it can cause health issues such as genetic damage, mental abnormalities,immune system failures,heart disease and different types of cancer. So if the United States uses nuclear energy we could end up having some of these risks, which is very bad for us.
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Money, Money, Money!!!

It costed over 1.25 billion for the construction of a nuclear power plant in Idaho.Maybe there could be a different solution such as wind power or solar power, after all it won't pollute the air as much.
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