Nuclear Power Friend Or Foe?

Hayden Wall & Eli Walters

Personal Opinion And Why

We support nuclear power because it will lower global warming by reducing the consumption of fossil fuels significantly. Therefore, less carbon dioxide is released into the atmosphere. Twenty eight grams of uranium is equivalent to burning one hundred metric tons of coal which is why we should convert to nuclear power.

Goodbye global warming

The widespread use of nuclear power plants would lower global warming because no carbon dioxide would be emitted into the atmosphere by normal power plants. Nuclear power plants only emit steam from the cooling process.

Low cost fuel

Nuclear power plants only need a little bit of uranium to produce massive amounts of energy, resulting in lower costs.

Very expensive

It is very expensive to build the actual power plant and requires lots of funding and planning.

Radioactive Waste

The waste produced by nuclear reactors needs to be disposed off at a safe place since they are extremely hazardous and can leak radiations if not stored properly. Nuclear waste emits radiations for hundreds of years. The storage of radioactive waste has been a major setback for the expansion of nuclear programs.

Fuel availability

uranium is very scarce resource and exist in only few of the worlds countries.

FACTS

Fission

The energy that is stored in the center or the nucleus of an atom is split into two parts, two different elements are formed along with the emission of high energy. And this cycle repeats itself over and over again resulting in tons of energy and heat.

How do nuclear power plants make energy?

Nuclear power plants produce electricity by boiling water into steam made by heat that is produced through fission. The steam from the boiling water then move giant turbines to produce mass amounts of electricity.

Nuclear Disasters

Chernobyl

On April 26, 1986 a nuclear power plant in Chernobyl, Ukraine had a faulty reactor in the facility. There were six reactors total, but only four of them were completed. Reactor #4 exploded and spewed over 200 times the amount of radiation than at Hiroshima and Nagasaki during world war two.

http://friendsofchernobylcenters.org/facts.html

Fukushima

On March 11, 2011 there was a earthquake that triggered a tsunami. The flooding caused by the tsunami caused half of the nuclear reactors to melt down at the Fukushima 1 nuclear power plant. The nuclear disaster is the largest nuclear meltdown since Chernobyl.

http://heavy.com/news/2015/07/fukushima-disaster-indictment-daiichi-japan-nuclear-reactor-meltdown-energy-plant-mutation/

Nuclear power quotes

We should remember that there are nations which meet more than 30 to 60% of their power requirements through the nuclear power system. - A. P. J. Abdul Kalam


No one in the United States has become seriously ill or has died because of any kind of accident at a civilian nuclear power plant. - Joe Barton


Nuclear power will help provide the electricity that our growing economy needs without increasing emissions. This is truly an environmentally responsible source of energy. -Michael Burgess


A nuclear power reactor is just a fancy way of boiling water. - Leslie Dewan

All the waste in a year from a nuclear power plant can be stored under a desk. - Ronald Regan

http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/keywords/nuclear_power.html