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What is Nuclear Energy???
Did You Know???
- Nuclear power plants generate nearly 20% of United States' electricity.
- Uranium is used to create nuclear power.
- About 70% of America’s emission-free power (which means that no fossil fuel is emitted) comes from nuclear energy sources.
- "Nuclear energy is being used in more than 30 countries around the world and even powers Mars rovers."
- Electricity generated by nuclear energy is not as susceptible to fluctuations in price, like coal and gas.
- "There are over 400 nuclear power reactors in use around the world."
- The largest nuclear reactor is the Sun. The sun uses nuclear reactions to convert hydrogen atoms into helium.
- "In the event of a disaster, should you be exposed to nuclear material – remove all of your clothes. This will also remove almost 90% of the radioactive material you were just exposed too."
The Advantages of Using Nuclear Energy
Cons For Using Nuclear Energy
When you think about the two accidents, they both had something to do with highly unlikely circumstances and human error, both of which we have learned from, so the chances of an event like this happening again is astronomically slim.“Even if you include the death tolls from Chernobyl and Fukushima, nuclear energy ranks last in death per energy unit produced”. Yes, there have been some accidents with nuclear energy, yet if we have specialized people running the plants and people that are trained and prepared for any possible contingency, nuclear energy could be an overall safer option.
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