Fear Of Nuclear Power Plants Essay

717 Words Jun 1st, 2015 3 Pages
The two sides are debating the support or fear of nuclear power plants. After the events at Fukushima, the earthquake and tsunami, the power plant sickened a lot of people due to its radiation. Professor George Monbiot and Melissa Block discuss the opinion to support nuclear power plants. He states that if so many people can die or become injured due to mining, then how is that any different than people dying or becoming sick from nuclear waste radiation? He said that coal was a bigger issue than nuclear power plants and radiation. I think the fact that he was not there when it happened made a big impact on how he felt (Block, M. & Monbiot, G., 2011). On the other hand, Linda Braash and Joyce Corrardi examine the reasons to fear nuclear power plants. Fukushima was not the only event that divided these interest groups. The Three Mile Island also encouraged people to take a stand for or against nuclear power. In this case, Linda and Joyce want to protect their children and other families from the loss they felt after the incident. Citizens near the scene were asked to leave and not come back until told to do so. Many people had to leave their jobs and did not know the reason why. The fact that government officials and others could not answer their questions about what actually happened did not help much either. The fact that they lived through the circumstance created a first witness account into what happened and how they felt about the matter (Braash, L. & Corrardi, J.,…

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