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Abolishing Dangers of Nuclear Energy

Summary: Although nuclear power plants provide us with an abundant source of energy, it's dangerous and unstable, and it's not regulated and maintained up to the legal standards and has harmful effects on its surrounding environment. The process of how nuclear engery is produced is described as well as the effects power plant leaks would have on humans and the environment.
Although nuclear power plants provide us with an abundant source of energy, it's dangerous and unstable, and it's not regulated and maintained up to the legal standards and has harmful effects on its surrounding environment. Nuclear energy is generated by a fusion reaction that takes place in the nucleus of either plutonium or uranium 232. Though it may not emit harmful Co2 gasses into our atmosphere, it releases radioactive waste into our oceans and environment. Powerplants are regulated every 18 - 30 months, this is not sufficient because even a hairline crack can spill toxins. If the dangers are considered, the disadvantages of nuclear power far outweigh the benefits.

In a nuclear power plant, uranium 232 and plutonium are generally used as the energy source. The reason being that they are highly unstable elements. Note that these are the same elements that are used in an atomic bomb. The...

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