Anti Nuclear Movement Literature Review

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Introduction Nuclear power plants in the United States produce over 20% of the electricity that is being used every day (Murray, 1989). Unfortunately, the process used to create huge amounts of energy, produces substantial amounts of radioactive waste through a process called nuclear fission. According to Roush (1995), over 30,000 metric tons of waste from the process of nuclear fission has been produced from commercial reactors in the United States as well as high level of nuclear weapons waste, such as plutonium and uranium. Due to the build-up of this nuclear waste, several power plants will need to be shut down in addition to preventing new power plants from being built. However, with increasing population of people in the United States …show more content…
This document proposes a literature review of whether the anti-nuclear movement in their efforts to close down nuclear power plants in the United States will benefit or create problems in the production of energy. The proposal review will review the history, society and culture of nuclear plants in their quest to meet the energy demand. This proposal will include methods that will be used to gather information and scheduling for completion of the …show more content…
In the review, I intend to attain the following goals: the benefits nuclear power has had on fulfilling the demand of energy in the United States; examine the history of nuclear power plant disasters; and determine whether the anti-nuclear movement efforts to close and prevent building of nuclear plants will affect the government’s ability to meet energy demand.
Plan of Action
The benefits of nuclear power will be examined to assess whether it has been successful in fulfilling the demand of energy in the United States. History of nuclear power plant disaster will also be examined in order to determine whether the anti-nuclear movement efforts to close and prevent building of nuclear plants will affect the ability of the government to meet energy demand. The information concerning the benefits and disasters of nuclear power will be obtained from journals, books and online newspapers.

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