Nuclear Energy Problem
Disposal of Nuclear waste is most important part of nuclear energy generation that can effect the hazardous materials on animals and plant life. (Ruckelshaus, 2009). Because disposal of nuclear waste is extremely dangerous, scientists suggest a lot of solutions but at the end was a failed idea such as underground burial. That underground burial lead to might spreading of radiation in future because nuclear waste will remain radioactive for hundreds of years. At 1982 United states federal law proposed idea that using the space shuttle as a garbage disposal vehicle, but shuttle flights not became enough or frequent enough and another problem is very expensive to carry to the wide space (Claiborne, 2004). That if this idea was succeed and did not have other consequences, it would have a huge spread of nuclear energy because the space is very wide and can sand space shuttle with nuclear waste without problems. Moreover, Some of nuclear plants try to do the waste is well sealed inside huge drums of steel or underground burial as mentioned previously, sometimes accidents are occurring because of human mistakes such as leaking hazardous materials that would affect the plants and animals life. In Chernobyl explosion, there are obvious adverse effects on red forest that close to the explosion site and animals that there were. Due to exposure to radiation, it …show more content…
The nuclear plants use more water than any other place because producing nuclear energy needs cooling operations. Power plants and thermal power plants worked in studying of aquatic Life. That withdraw the water for their cooling systems has an adverse impact on aquatic life population abundance (NEI, n.d). Some studies mention that nuclear plants use 800 million to 1 billion gallons of water for one day
(FU, 2011). That means the plants draw of huge amount of water from seas or rivers and entering it into the cooling system. There are filters to prevent big objects for enter to cooling system, but some small objects can enter through the filters, so it will be killed after entering. The cooling systems trap, harm and kill fish, larvae, and plankton. (Kivi, 2010). That means the plants may draw amounts of water that have many kind of fishes that will be killed or return the contamination of water into the sea or river which means kill aquatic life.
No doubt, nuclear energy caused trouble and damage in some countries. May there are different reasons that nuclear energy constituted a risk in countries and threatened national security and caused panic among citizens. Despite the high level in evolution of the safety systems of nuclear energy plants, the human aspect always has effects and they don’t have any guarantee that makes them feel safe about nuclear