The Pros And Cons Of Nuclear Power Plants

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Nuclear power plants have always been controversial to environmentalists and the general public. They are as intriguing as they sound as well. Nuclear power plants are one of the alternatives to fossil-fueled power plants. Nuclear power plants is a thermal power station which uses the heat from nuclear fission in an enclosed environment to change water to steam. This drives turbine generators to produce electricity. A physician named Enrico Fermi discovered the potential of nuclear fission in 1934 by bombarding uranium atoms with neutrons. In 1942, Fermi created the first self-sustainable and controlled nuclear reaction. The U.S. carried out its first nuclear bomb test in the New Mexico desert in July, 1945. This marked the start of nuclear power plants. In the 1950s and 1960s, nuclear power plants were being built and were deemed as safe. However, there are pros and cons of everything as there are two sides to every …show more content…
Even when it may seem like nuclear power plants have made the communities efficient, if we carefully look beyond these deceiving “positive” effects, we’ll see just how much the health of the public has been effected. As discussed before, even a small amount of radiation exposure over a large period of time can lead to health problems like cancer. In Ukraine and Japan, use of nuclear power plants caused only chaos. Also, I would think the same about nuclear power plants being used in our community. Accidents are beyond our control and could happen anytime anywhere. Having a nuclear power plant in our community will only increase the chances of a disastrous event. It would claim many lives and negatively impact many parts of our society. Therefore, nuclear power plants should not be used neither in our communities nor the Tri-State

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