Nuclear Energy Pros and Cons

Nuclear energy requires far less fuel to produce the amount of electricity unlike oil and coal that need a great deal of fuel to create the same quantity of electricity that humans require to establish a basic good quality of lifestyle.  It has great potential to help people all over the world.

It is a good benefit that nuclear energy requires far less to accomplish the same goal.  Small amount of uranium is needed to produce more energy.  One truck of uranium can produce as much energy as 1000 trucks of coals used.

Though the initial cost of nuclear energy plant is expensive but the running cost is relatively low once it is established.

Another true plus in the favor of nuclear energy is the fact that air pollution could be greatly reduced with more nuclear energy.  Many environmentalists are really concerned with the amount of highly detrimental carbon emission that are entering and damaging the atmosphere.  With nuclear energy, this would be lessened tremendously.

No doubt nuclear energy contributes to the reduction of the emission of green house gases.  Unfortunately the mining of the uranium and transportation of the uranium to the power plant will increase the emission of carbon dioxide but the benefits outweigh the negatives.

There is a disadvantage of obtaining energy from nuclear plants. For instance, in the event of a nuclear explosion there could be a leaking of radiation.  This would be dreadful for humans and all animals as well as plant life on Earth. Nuclear meltdown could occur and there is the trying problem that all governments are dealing with which is the question of what can be done with all the nuclear garbage?  It is difficult to dispose of nuclear waste in a safe manner.

There are more positives to nuclear energy on a daily basis but the negatives, which are less likely to occur, are nevertheless more devastating by far.  Air pollution is not as much of an issue with nuclear power as with other types of fuel.

This is a video about the for and against nuclear energy.


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