Unformatted text preview: reduced environmental impacts and more jobs for people. Nonrenewable: Plutonium Plutonium is a type of nuclear power. This is a way to get large-scale energy from the nucleus of plutonium through breeder reactors. Breeder reactors create more than one Pu nucleus from U for each U nucleus it fissions and so creates more fuel than it uses, thus the name “breeders”. Because of the fact that it creates more of what it is, these resources are enormous. But it is not very practical to use Plutonium from breed reactors. They make nuclear weapons proliferation much worse. Because of this, there are only two operating breed reactors. It is also not carbon or water vapor neutral. Because of the technology needed, it is also very costly. Plus, safeguarding it so it won’t get into the hands of terrorists would be expensive. It is not smart for a long term investment....
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course GSTP 121 taught by Professor Klien during the Spring '08 term at CSU Chico.
- Spring '08