For the cause of energy creation ,than nuclear power plant should be build ,but if it is for the cause of destruction then it shouldn't be entertained.
The different types or categories of nuclear waste make comparisons in efficiency with fossil fuel debatable. Today however, our ability to reuse much of the waste makes nuclear power the only conceivable, viable energy solution.
A 1000 MW light water reactor generates 500 tons of nuclear waste per year. This number includes reusable waste, but does not consider the tonnage of solution nor the containment vessel of highly toxic material which is a very small portion of the total.
A 1000 MW fossil fuel plant will generate about 400,000 tons of carbon waste products. This waste is a million times less persistent.(generalization).
It is a safe (for the past 40 years excluding bad Soviet designs), eco-friendly power source that doesn't put out carbon dioxide, and most importantly, can support the base load of the power grid without relying on the weather.
The Japanese have some of the best designs in the world (Fukishima's quake, and its backup diesel generators for safety measures getting wiped out in a tsumani don't count in this discussion). They recycle the nuclear material to create new pellets, then dispose of the 3% spent waste. Thus they have 3% of the nuclear waste the US does.
Out of what can work, I still think of the Fukishma nuclear plant after the tsunami , and all the radioactive leakage into the Pacific ocean. All the sea life..food chain..us...the repercussions.
With all the modern advancements its simply stupid that reactors are being built along watersheds. Put them in the desert and build a fricken canal and reservoir.
by Beata Stasak 6 years ago
Are we ready to build safe and clean nuclear power plants?Providing the incentives to make clean enegy profitable alsoff means building a new generation of safe, clean, nuclear power plants. It also means to ask the tough question: 'Are they really safe?' I was a teenager living on the border of...
by wiserworld 5 years ago
Are you a supporter of nuclear power plants?
by Hugh Williamson 7 years ago
Nuclear energy is supposed to be part of the new U.S. energy strategy. We are assured that the new plants will be fail safe. How safe are they in the event of an unforeseen disaster, like the Japanese quake?From Yahoo AP:Japan's nuclear safety agency said pressure inside one of six boiling water...
by John Holden 7 years ago
Germany at least sees sense;-http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-13592208
by akuigla 7 years ago
Should the nuclear plants be eliminated everywhere?At a present time around 20% of the world energy comes from nuclear plants.If you are in power to decide,what YOU would do?
by LAURENS WRIGHT 5 years ago
Would the CEO's of Nuclear Reactors have depleted uranium put in bombs to eliminate the waste?Depleted uranium is a very toxic metal containing radioactivity. Being that some sites are closing down, that at one time, accepted DU, would the CEO's put the waste into bombs to get rid of the...
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