It’s almost mind boggling. After doing countless hours of research for a physics project this past semester on renewable energy, the conclusions seems to favor nuclear energy more and more. Research looked at the cost, output, affect on environmental/ecological concerns, global resources available, cross reference analysis with other energy (solar, wind, water, and geothermal) and of course safety (most surprisingly that nuclear energy is actually really safe and the term “nuclear waste” is used way out of proportion and in fact low-levels can be reused again as energy).
More thoughts. At the moment there is no such thing as a perfect energy source. The only way we’re going to survive is if we look into alternatives at the moment because it will buy us time. Time to further improve our studies and research on better energy sources. Just like how offshore drilling will lower gas prices (because it will force speculators to sell as oppose to bidding up) and how natural gas cars can end our dependency on foreign oil. Unfortunately the media continues to brainwash people so easily. Chernobyl was the one big incident that occured. This was due to an oudated model, poor infrastructure, maintenance, lack of containment shells to protect against meltdown. All other Nuclear Plants in the West are far superior and contain numerous built-in sensors designed to shut down the plant immediately in the event of trouble. More deaths caused from coal mining incidents. As for 3-mile Island, the amount radiation people were exposed to was equal to 1/6 % of a chest x-ray.
- Solar Power: Why Are People So Ignorant About The Safety Of Nuclear Power Plants? (11/16/2011)
- Solar Power: Why Are So Many People Still Opposed To Nuclear Power? (12/25/2011)
- Solar Producer: Why Not Supporting The Nuclear Energy? (7/26/2011)
- Solar Power: Do We Realize That When We Gear Up To Build The Next Generation Of Power Plants We Will Be Short Of Skills? (7/22/2011)
- Solar Turbines: The Environmentalist Are The Cause Of The US Being The Largest CO2 Emitter? (9/7/2011)