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Moody- Nuclear Energy

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Payten Moody

on 30 January 2013

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Payten Moody Nuclear Energy Nuclear Energy Work Cited What is Nuclear Energy used for? -Low operating costs
-Lower carbon dioxide is released into the atmosphere
-Available and ready to use, does not have to be developed
-Possible to generate a high amount of electrical energy in one single plant
-Little pollution The pro's of using Nuclear Energy -High construction costs due to complex radiation containment systems and procedures
-Nuclear power plants as well as nuclear waste could be preferred targets for terrorist attacks
-Waste lasts 200 – 500 thousand years
-Unknown risks
-The legacy of environmental contamination and health costs for miners and mines has been catastrophic
-During the operation of nuclear power plants, radioactive waste is produced, which in turn can be used for the production of nuclear weapons
-The energy source for nuclear energy is Uranium. Uranium is a scarce resource, its supply is estimated to last only for the next 30 to 60 years depending on the actual demand The con's of Nuclear Energy "Nuclear Energy." EPA. Environmental Protection Agency, n.d. Web. 29 Jan. 2013.

"Nuclear Energy: Pros and Cons." Triple Pundit RSS. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Jan. 2013

"Time for Change." Pros and Cons of Nuclear Power. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Jan. 2013.

"The Pros and Cons of Nuclear Energy." The Pros and Cons of Nuclear Energy. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Jan. 2013.

"Nuclear Power Plants." Nuclear Power Plants. Westinghouse Electric Company LLC, n.d. Web. 30 Jan. 2013.

"Nuclear Power Risk." Nuclear Power Risk. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Jan. 2013. Nuclear Energy also known as Nuclear Power originates from the splitting of uranium atoms. After the atoms split they produce large amounts of energy. This process is called fission.
The fission process is used to generate heat producing steam, at a place called a Power Plant. After steam is produced it's used by turbine to generate electricity. Nuclear energy is used to generate electricity although is has other uses for the United States. It's used to power nuclear submarines, to desalinate seawater, and to generate heating systems. Nuclear energy has many advantages and disadvantages but by taking uranium and turning it into a source of power, it creates many options for nuclear energy. My opinion I am against nuclear energy because their are more reasons nuclear energy shouldn't be produced. Such as being targeted for terrorist attacks, which is not safe for the workers at a Nuclear Power Plant, or anyone for that matter. Their are many risks of nuclear energy that can affect anyone or anything, such as radiation, reactor accidents, and radioactive waste. After radioactive waste is produced, it can be used to create nuclear weapons. I am against Nuclear Energy because it's not entirely safe for others to be around, and puts others lives at risk. Nuclear Power Plant A nuclear power plant is where nuclear energy is produced. "Nuclear Power Plants provides the development and startup for new units worldwide. It is a leader in the design of advanced pressurized water reactor (PWR) systems" ("Nuclear Power Plants." Nuclear Power Plants. Westinghouse Electric Company LLC, n.d. Web. 30 Jan. 2013.) Nuclear power plant's are a thermal power station that is powered by a heat source which is a nuclear reactor. Below are pictures of what a Nuclear Power Plant looks like and how they work. (You may zoom in to see the pictures better.)
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