Advantages and Disadvantages of Nuclear Power
Nuclear Energy is what happens when one harnesses the power of an atom. The atom is very powerful as we unfortunately saw when the atomic bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. There are advantages and disadvantages though of using nuclear power. Let’s take a closer look at these pros and cons, and whether you should use nuclear energy for your renewable energy needs.
One of the advantages of nuclear power is that it’s readily available and we don’t have to create it. Also, it doesn’t produce carbon dioxide which is harmful to the environment. Another advantage of nuclear power is that just a single facility can produce a ton of energy, and it remains relatively inexpensive to maintain.
Unfortunately, for renewable energy jobs, green experts seem to think that the disadvantages outweigh the advantages when it comes to using nuclear power. What are the disadvantages, as we’ve already mentioned it’s a renewable resource? It has already been proven that nuclear energy, when used incorrectly, can be utilized in war against mankind. This fact scares many people. There are high risks associated with working on nuclear power, and, unfortunately, there is no way to insure the security of nuclear plants remains intact. Uranium is the main component of nuclear power, but it is also a scarce resource. These are just a few of the disadvantages of nuclear power.
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