Nuclear Power And Its Effect On The Environment Essay

1097 Words Apr 19th, 2015 null Page
World population is growing faster than ever, and as all civilizations, it is needed energy to power their development. Nowadays, we count with powerful sources of energy, fossil-based fuels, which have been highly effective but pollutant since they were discovered. Moreover, alternative energy sources such wind and solar have appeared to complement fossil- based fuels in order to cover our demanding economies’ energy needs and lessen their impact in the environment. However, there is still an even more potent kind of energy that should be thought of by governments and the public as the energy of the future -nuclear energy- because it is safe, cost-effective and efficient, and the only viable solution to fight global warming. Many are the people that have the myth nuclear energy is unsafe because of the incidents at Three Mile Island (1979), Chernobyl (1986) and Fukushima (2011) plants; however, all these three nuclear reactors were built before 1970 when nuclear technology was in early phases of development. Moreover, nuclear energy opponents consider nuclear power as a harmful approach for the environment while it is really one of the cleanest technologies used to produce energy compared to fossil-based energies, responsible for global warming. Furthermore, opponents also think that nuclear power is excessively expensive, and rather than building nuclear plants, countries should make space for wind and solar farms. However, it turns out that just preparing 1km2 of…

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