Nuclear Power

Aug 3, 2018 in Exploratory

Introduction (Beginning)

Nuclear is the use of nuclear fission to turn up with the energy. Electricity is one of the examples of nuclear energy which is a significant advantage. Electricity as a form of energy that can be utilised in many ways such as lighting, television, cooking (micro wave). Power comes from atom which is tiny and we cannot see them with our naked eyes. Atoms consist of everything in the world including the sun. Sun is a perfect example of cheap energy because it is free. Solar energy is clean, that is, has no smoke; it is used for heating and lighting. Energy has various sources such as coal, oil and gas they come from plants and animals. They fall under the category of fossil fuels and these means that they are non–renewable (1 type pp 4-8).

Energy is a key issue in today’s day and age where the constant need for power is demonstrated by the highly technologically plugged world in which we live in. Nuclear power is the only sure way to get constant supply of power that the world needs and without a negative effect on environment. The constant glut for power means that power stations and electricity generation has to be at the ready in every way. This means that new methods of electricity generation must constantly be devised to ensure that supply outweighs demand. Power has become one of the most essential and important ways and means of living. It is important that there is constant supply of power for domestic and industrial use since power is among the key drivers of an economy.

Nuclear power stations obviously have advantages and disadvantages. Advantages outweigh disadvantages by far. The main advantage is that the generation of electricity does not create any real form of air pollutants as is the case with heavy fuel oils and coal for example. However the creation of a power station is much more complex when this is a nuclear one as there is the risk of nuclear explosions and damage to superstructure and infrastructure which can cause disaster. However, as indicated initially the benefits far outweigh the disadvantages in the case of nuclear power stations.

Fuel or coal driven power stations are expensive to run and create havoc in terms of smoke and pollution. This is definitely a huge problem which is alleviated by nuclear energy. The other positive aspect regarding nuclear fired power stations is that there are no transport issues. Maximum output can be attained at a sheer fraction of the cost which is undergone by fuel driven power stations. So to sum up, the benefits of a nuclear fired power station far outweigh the disadvantages.  This is true keeping in mind the environmental concerns of nuclear storage.

Conclusion (concerns)

Nuclear power has more pros than cons. This is because no air pollution and it rarely emit gases that cause global warming. Atoms are from uranium which is non renewable source of energy. Nuclear lets off heat and in turn scientists use it to make energy. Heat and light are forms of radiation. Radiation surrounds us; some radiation given by nuclear power is dangerous. Nuclear radiations are so dangerous that at times can cause death of plants and animals. Care must be observed when dealing with such substances (2 type 7-8).

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