Is Nuclear Power Good?
We think not!
What is Nuclear Power?
Why do you think Nuclear Power is bad?
- Lower Carbon Dioxide
- Lower Operating Cost
- Known developed technology
- Large Generating Compacity
- Waste can be reduced
- The costs for storing waste currently costs $38 billion-Tax Payers end up spending that much on just storing nuclear waste in the sites of over 38 states.
- Target for terrorism-In 2002 President Bush announced that they had found an American Nuclear Facility blueprint in one of the Al-Qaeda hideouts. If they attack one of these sites it would be a catastrophe.
- Waste lasts for 200-500 thousand years-the waste will not break down for a good half a million years or so.
- Decommissioning of nuclear power stations is expensive and takes a long time. The Vermont Yankee site estimates it will cost more than 1.2 billings dollars and take until 2075 to be decommissioned.
- Longer Construction times-When building a nuclear plant, the construction times take up to 5-7 years.
- Unknown risks-When Chernobyl happened, nobody could've thought that would take over the city. What else are we oblivious to?
- High-known risks in an accident-The risks in building a power plant is way too high. Many accidents have happened resulting in mutations from generations down the line.
- Investment could be spent on on other solutions (such as solar power)-And many more.
Ways to Store Nuclear Waste
Guarding the Nuclear Plant
Animal Mutations in Chernobyl
Interesting Facts About Nuclear Power (Quotes)
- Every 18 to 24 months, a power plant must shut itself down to remove excess uranium, which is then turned into nuclear waste
- The United States Power Plants produce over 2,000 metric tons of radioactive nuclear waste.
- Nuclear Power plants power 20% of U.S. Electricity
- 1 in 5 households in the US are electrically powered by nuclear energy.
- Nuclear power plants use large quantities of water for steam production and for cooling. Some nuclear power plants remove large quantities of water from a lake or river, which could affect fish and other aquatic life.
Environmental Impacts of Nuclear Power
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