Yucca Nuclear Energy

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I am for the continued use of nuclear power in the United States. I think that there are feasible options for the handling of nuclear waste and decades of evidence points to nuclear power being a safe source of electricity. Furthermore, the environmental impacts of nuclear power are minimal compared to the impact of fossil fuel sources. All though clean energy sources like wind and solar do not have any of the safety and environmental drawbacks of nuclear energy they don’t come close to being able to fill the energy gap left by nuclear energy. There are many options for the disposal and handling of spent nuclear fuel. One of said option is the storing of the waste in geological repositories. The closes to being ready is the Yucca …show more content…
Nuclear reactors do not emit any possible harmful air emissions, like those emitted by fossil fuel burning generators. The nuclear waste of nuclear power plants is strictly disposed of safely in a way that possess no impact on the environment. One of the negative environmental impacts of nuclear energy is from the mining of uranium and other fuels which has sometimes caused the contamination of local water sources. Also nuclear power plants tend to slightly warm its water source which has had minimal damage to local ecosystems and aquatic life. During the process of the nuclear generation of energy the plants emit a trivial amount of radiation into the environment. The amount of radiation released by the plant in its day to day processes is almost entirely contained to the point that the amount it releases into the environment is insignificant compared to the amount you get on a daily basis from things such as bananas, smoke detectors, tobacco products, and cell …show more content…
It has been proven by years of practice and research to be a safe and efficient source of energy. There are geological repositories that with the cooperation of congress and state official can be a long term option for the disposal of spent nuclear fuel. It is a substantially more environmentally friendly than the burning of fossil fuels and comes with a very nominal price to our environment. Alternative energy sources have many drawbacks and are far less economically sound energy sources to invest in. In conclusion I hope to one day see a united states no longer so substantially dependent on fossil fuels but instead able to fulfill these energy needs through the continuation and expansion of the nuclear energy

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