Finally, nuclear power does have its benefits, but are those benefits worth the risks? Nuclear power is too dangerous to be using, nuclear waste will be an even bigger problem in the future. Past events show that the safety of nuclear plants is not what the public expected it to be. Also, nuclear energy has given countries the resources they need to create nuclear weapons which is not needed in our world. Ultimately, the majority of the public is against nuclear power, so why still use it?
The development of nuclear weapons started rather innocently as a physical wonder but has become a basis of constant fear among many nations. It is understandable how some countries believe that it is necessary to continue with nuclear proliferation. Basing the security of one’s country on the threat of killing tons of millions of innocent people perhaps billions, and risking the destruction of civilization. This reliance has no moral justification and deserves the strongest condemnation. Nuclear proliferation is the distribution of nuclear weapons, nuclear technology and information to states not acknowledged as "Nuclear Weapon States" by the Treaty on the Nonproliferation of Nuclear Weapons.
Now the drawbacks like any other nuclear power comes with it too. The problem of radioactive waste is still an unsolved one. However, the waste from nuclear energy is extremely dangerous and it has to be carefully looked after for several thousand years .A small probability of failure will always last. The consequences of an accident would be absolutely devastating both for human being as for the nature. The more nuclear power plants are built, the higher is the probability of a disastrous failure somewhere in the world.
The current largest sources of energy are the combustion of coal, oil, and natural gas. Fear of radiation may push nuclear power under the carpet but another fear of the unknown is how costly is this going to be? If we as the public have to overcome the fear of radiation and costly project, we first have to understand the details of nuclear energy. The known is a lot less scary then the unknown. If we could put away all the presumptions we have about this new energy source, then maybe we can understand that this would be a good decision for use in the near future.
Should Nuclear Waste Be Stored in Yucca Mountain? Nuclear waste is the radioactive material that results from using nuclear reactors that can remain radioactive for over 100,000 years, until it decays. Since the radioactive nuclear waste is dangerously radioactive, the government has been debating on a place to permanently store nuclear waste for over 30 years so they could keep the US safe from some of the horrible effects of high radiation. One of the areas that is most likely to be used as a place to dispose of nuclear waste is Yucca Mountain, in Nevada, although there are many people who detest the storing of nuclear waste in Nevada. Nuclear waste should not be stored in Yucca Mountain because of the various risks associated with storing nuclear waste in Yucca Mountain.
Replacement of Fossil Fuels with Nuclear Energy for Electricity ABSTRACT Our nation is on the brink of an energy crisis and alternative means to produce electricity must be found. Fossil fuel resources are declining sharply and nuclear energy is the leading form of replacement. Our research shows that the advantages to this new energy source are extraordinary and that there are many ways to minimize its negative aspects. Due to the overwhelming advantages, we have concluded that nuclear energy is indeed the best solution to the nation's energy crisis and with more advanced research and technology any future problems can be solved. INTRODUCTION The effects on the United States would be enormous if nuclear energy was to completely replace fossil fuels in the production of electricity.
By putting a stop to the development of Nuclear weapons, the immense expense that comes with it will also become obsolete, and more resources can be imputed towards beneficial yet monitored energy research. Perhaps the strongest benefit of banning nuclear weapons, no land in any country would ever become uninhabitable due to the devastation of a nuclear bomb. Radiation from a nucl... ... middle of paper ... ...cipice: Catastrophe or Transformation?. Hampshire, ENG: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008. Print.
The concept of a world free of nuclear energy and weapons would shock most people. Nuclear power has existed for quite some time and has provided valuable services. If the structure of nuclear programs, weapons, research, and power plants, was removed, the world would be thrown into a state of political and economic imbalance. The failure of the five nuclear countries, U.S., Russia, Britain, France, and China, to remain vigilant in their threat of nuclear power would cause third world countries to challenge the position of the five countries and bully their foes. The thought of nuclear disarmament is useless.
Nuclear Power Nuclear power is known to us as a source of energy and not much more than that. We do not consider the risks of this power source in which we use. Using nuclear power plants hurts our planet by producing harmful fumes and radioactive wastes. Nuclear power plants produce radioactive waste that has to be disposed properly but even with precautions the waste stays dangerously radioactive for several years with nothing we can do about it. It is not only dangerous because of life of the radioactive waste but also the consideration that it might be spilled in an area in which can harm our planet even more and/or people and animals.
Almost 64,000 years after the first weapon was developed, man has machinated an armament that is unfathomably more destructive and precarious than the antiquated bow and arrow: the nuclear bomb. The use of the nuclear bomb can never be justified because its negative effects cannot counterbalance its ,so-called, positive effects. The offset of the nuclear bomb not only harms the human race but also holds detrimental chronic effects on the environment. One of the most deadly effects of the nuclear bomb is the radiation that is emitted from it. The discharge of radiation is only subjected to the detonation of a nuclear bomb.