Smash the Atom, not the bulbs!
Nuclear Energy By: Cole Lounsbery
As of May 2016, 30 countries worldwide are operating 444 nuclear reactors for electricity generation and 63 new nuclear plants are under construction in 15 countries.
Every 18 to 24 months, a power plant must shut down to remove its spent uranium fuel, which becomes radioactive waste.
More than 70% of Americans emission-free power comes from nuclear energy sources.
· The risk of meltdown will always plague reactors and even though technology is advancing if something does go completely wrong the public is in great danger.
· Nuclear waste is pilling up in lead containers which over time do corrode again posing a major health risk.
· Although running costs are low, reactors are expensive to build and to decommission
· Technology used to purify fuel needed for a nuclear reactor can very easily also be used for creating nuclear weapons
· The general public is very sceptical and somewhat afraid of nuclear power so building them could lead to protests and denial of acceptance.