Major Arguments for Nuclear Energy

There is current debate over nuclear energy. Some countries find nuclear power as a safe, cheap, and clean source of energy, while others oppose it. (p.12)

Arguments for Nuclear Energy:

– Those for nuclear energy claim that it is a reliable and cost-effective source of electrical power. (p.13)

-Dissimilar to fossil fuels, nuclear power doesn’t contribute to smog or greenhouse gases. (p.13).

-Some say that nuclear power plants are also safer than some current power plants and they are constantly becoming more efficient. (p.13)

-Even though these plants produce radioactive waste, this waste is stored deep in the ground. (p.13)

-Nuclear power may not be a renewable source of energy, but the large supplies of it could be a great alternative until better and more sustainable forms of energy can meet the needs of the current global economy. (p.13)

-Nuclear power plants can also be use to desalinate sea water in countries with water scarcity; it also has the potential to be used to produce hydrogen to replace gasoline and diesel fuels for use in transportation. (p.13)

 

Resources:

Taylor, Graeme. “Nuclear Energy and Global Sustainability.” Social Alternatives 26.2 (2007): 12-7. Print.

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