The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in Japan last year was completely devastating. While some countries round the world (like Germany) have taken oaths to ditch the use of nuclear fuel completely to avoid similar scenarios, many of the developing nations are working relentlessly to set up newer nuclear plants, and establish a stronger foothold in their existing nuclear base. Does the threat of hazards truly override the need to overcome energy crisis? Is indeed energy crisis the true issue or merely a smokescreen for other serious problems? Though numerous alternate energy options are in the works, the appeal of nuclear power appears to be supreme. Is stopping the use of nuclear power a viable option?
by John Coviello 6 years ago
Is Nuclear Energy Really As Inexpensive as the Nuclear Industry Claims?When I see nuclear industry representatives interviewed, they often claim that electricity produced by nuclear power plants is relatively cheap when compared to other forms of electricity generation. However, as I point...
by lee custodio 7 years ago
Can renewable, clean energy totally replace nuclear energy?Nuclear power generates approximately half of New Jersey’s electricity whereas natural gas and coal account for only 30% and 16% of total electricity produced respectively. The popularity of nuclear energy stems from the fact that no...
by Aaron Babb 7 years ago
I know technologically America has lost its ground. We're being surpassed by countries like Japan and China in the computer, robotics, and renewable resource field, and the gap is widening every day, but what about nuclear energy? It's a taboo, and rightfully so, in Japan, where it's likely to...
by Deforest 5 years ago
With one ton of thorium, you have 200 tons of uranium. No more production of plutonium (dangerous part of the nuclear energy). It is stable. It has to be bombarded permanently with neutrons to be destabilized. As soon as we stop any any action, the transformative process stops. To summarize, it is...
by Gianluca Fontana 5 years ago
In your opinion will renewable energy replace nuclear energy?and is it really cost-effective?
by Jennifer Arnett 4 years ago
Will the crisis in Ukraine escalate to World War III?
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