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Nuclear energy and its environmental impacts.
Transcript of Nuclear energy and its environmental impacts.
Cumbria, England. Nuclear waste dumping. Firstly OR WHAT HAPPENS TO WASTE? Typical example of above-ground disposal of waste. OR Tunnel of under-ground storage of nuclear waste at Aspo, Sweden. Secondly Accidents There are too many risks and dangers which can cause a catastrophic disaster. Unpredictable natural phenomena, terrorists or even human factor can be reason of accident on nuclear power plant. Historical facts Chernobyl disaster.
26 April 1986.
Explosion at Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine (then officially Ukrainian SSR).
31 deaths has been disputed, and long-term effects such as cancers and deformities are still being accounted for. Horrors created by radiation from Chernobyl explosion. Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster 11 March 2011.Series of equipment failures, nuclear meltdowns, and releases of radioactive materials at the Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant, following the Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami. On the other hand "Clean" energy This is the fact that nuclear power plants doesn't produce carbon dioxide also known as smoke. However According to Dr. Helen Caldicott, an Australian physician and anti-nuclear advocate, the nuclear power plants produce numerous carcinogenic elements which can induce thyroid cancer, breast cancer, bone cancer and leukemia . Cancer as a result of nuclear waste Nuclear energy has
impact POWERFUL GOOD
PROSPECTS ALTERNATIVE ENERGY BUT DOES NUCLEAR ENERGY HAVE NEGATIVE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT? IN CON CLU SION Reference List Anonim (2010). Should Cumbria Become a Nuclear Dumping? Retrieved on 13.10.2012 from http://www.slacc.org.uk/articles/?tag=nuclear-waste-dumping Darvill, A. (n.d.). Retrieved on 13.10.2012 from http://www.darvill.clara.net/altenerg/nuclear.htm Green America (n.d.) Ten Strikes Against Nuclear Power. Retrieved on 13.10.2012 from http://www.greenamerica.org/programs/climate/dirtyenergy/nuclear.cfm Hurst (2010). Nuclear Waste Issue Persists as New Plants Forge Ahead. Retrieved on 13.10.2012 from http://ecopolitology.org/2010/04/28/nuclear-waste-issue-persists-as-new-plants-forge-ahead/ Jlisk (2011). Inside Stanly: Heroes Respond to Nuclear Disasters. Retrieved on 13.10.2012 from http://insidestanly.com/?p=2382 McKenna (2009). Is it safe to store US nuclear waste above ground? Retrieved on 13.10.2012 from http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/shortsharpscience/2009/05/goodbye-yucca-mountain-hello-d.html