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    The advantages of using nuclear power rather than any other form of power are many. Using nuclear power alone would cause lower greenhouse gas emissions, it is more powerful and more efficent than any other energy source to which we have access. While solar and wind energies are most likely the cleanest options, they are not as reliable as nuclear power. Uranium, which generates nuclear energy, is very cheap and it does not take much to produce energy. Coal, oil, and natural gas will not last forever. Those supplies are on the decline while nuclear energy is widely available and near ever-lasting, not to mention it is very easy to transport. While nuclear power is preferred over burning coal, it is still only 19% of our total electrical output. The reason of this low output being that coal power plants cost about $2 billion to make, while nuclear power plants can range from $2 billion, to $4 billion, to even $9 billion dollars to create and maintain. Usually, fuel rods that are burnt out are stored in pools of water 14 feet deep, contained underneath for 10 to 20 years…

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    environmental disasters in world history happened on March 11, 2011. The site was the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan. A 9.0 magnitude earthquake was experienced off the northeastern coast of Japan, and this triggered tsunamis that affected shorelines within minutes. Dozens of villages alongside 200 miles of coastline were substantially destroyed. Waves measuring more than 40 feet struck the Fukushima nuclear power plant, located only 150 miles from Tokyo. The plant’s emergency…

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    The fluoride cavity-prevention fraud originated in the U. S. in 1939, when scientist, Gerald J. Cox (an employee of ALCOA, the largest producer of toxic fluoride waste in the country) who was being threatened at that time by personal claims of personal fluoride damage) fluoridated his laboratory rats and incorrectly concluded that sodium fluoride reduced dental cavities and, therefore, claimed it should be added to municipal water supplies in the United States (one giant leap for mankind). In…

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    Another nuclear disaster that hit the world by surprise is the March 11, 2011 Fukushima nuclear accident. This particular nuclear plant was built in 1971 and by 1979 six reactors were operating in that plant. Since the plant is located right next to the ocean, a wall was designed to protect it from tsunami waves. “On March 11, 2011, at 2:46 p.m. local time, an earthquake of magnitude 9.0 struck off the coast of Honshu “ (Funk & Wagnalls). The reactors that were in use shut down automatically…

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    should not build a nuclear reactor in Brooklyn due to the various dangerous effects it promotes. The reasons why we should not construct a nuclear reactor is that it’s expensive to build, the hazardous risks it produces towards human health, and the fact that it is not a clean energy source. Building a nuclear reactor requires excessive money that the government must provide. Its construction is extremely expensive because “Including Price Anderson limitations on nuclear liability, the…

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    Introduction The nuclear meltdown in Fukushima is one of the biggest nuclear disasters known to man. It is considered to be the most disastrous nuclear event to a powerplant behind Chernobyl. It is interesting to see the thoughts behind the actions made by Tepco abbreviated to tepco for the remaining of the paper. This essay tries to answer the research question. To what extent does the Rational Actor Model explain the events during the Fukushima disaster. The Rational actor model in the…

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    The disadvantages of nuclear energy are; national risk, environment problems and negative effect one human life. The first reasons why nuclear energy is a disadvantage for people is that it poses a national risk. There are many factors in life that may cause national risk. One of big factors which can play a big part in national risk. Nuclear products many factors to make life better, but people also use it to produce many dangerous materials; for example, weapons that are a threat to human life…

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    Nuclear Power Plants

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    The two sides are debating the support or fear of nuclear power plants. After the events at Fukushima, the earthquake and tsunami, the power plant sickened a lot of people due to its radiation. Professor George Monbiot and Melissa Block discuss the opinion to support nuclear power plants. He states that if so many people can die or become injured due to mining, then how is that any different than people dying or becoming sick from nuclear waste radiation? He said that coal was a bigger issue…

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    The use of nuclear power has been under debate for many years; with issues such as environmental impact, safety, cost, waste management, and efficiency, the cons clearly outweigh the pros. Nuclear power plants have been supplying electricity to the population for nearly 60 years, but all things must come to an end as better options emerge and humanity develops as a species. It 's only natural for things to become outdated, or be replaced by better options as they become available. Nuclear…

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    for, however; to kill. The United States government should increase regulations on nuclear power and we as a society should leave this dangerous form of energy in the past because of possible future disasters, the multiple dangers posed to the…

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