Nuclear Power Advantages And Disadvantages

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“A golf-ball-sized lump of uranium would supply the lifetime’s energy needs of a typical person, equivalent to 56 tanker trucks of natural gas. or 800 elephant-sized bags of coal” (Connor). Nuclear energy has been a matter of hot debate ever since the first few reactors were launched. Scientists and critics have argued about the benefits and drawbacks of this form of energy. Many believe in a marvelous future with the contribution of a new type of energy while the others disagree because they think nuclear power contain risks and dangers. This essay will list both aspects of this power and prove that nuclear power is the next stepping stone in technological advancements and a cleaner future.
There are two main drawbacks of utilizing nuclear power. First major disadvantage of nuclear power is nuclear weapons. But, what is a nuclear weapon? According to Encyclopædia Britannica, it is devices designed to release energy in an explosive manner as a result of nuclear fission, nuclear fusion, or a combination of the two processes. The first use of nuclear weapon was the creation of a nuclear bomb dropped on Hiroshima
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Three main advantages will be discussed in this essay. Firstly, it is one of the cleanest powers discovered by human up to now. Although the process of getting all of the materials to build a nuclear plant make environment polluted, and nuclear waste is a problem, nuclear power plants don’t burn any materials so they produce no combustion by-products or CO2 (one kind of greenhouse gases). Moreover, according to Professor Anthony Trewavas chairs Scientific Alliance Scotland, only one ton of Thorium can release as much power as 200 tons of Uranium or 3 million tons of coal. Meanwhile, burning coal or any kind of fossil fuel produce smoke, it is disposed of into our air. Therefore, it is believed that nuclear power could help to reduce greenhouse gases which cause global
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