Ethical Issues.docx - Ethical Issues | Religion Sanskar Patel Introduction Nuclear waste has been up for debate since Nuclear Power has existed Nuclear

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Ethical Issues | Religion Sanskar Patel Introduction Nuclear waste has been up for debate since Nuclear Power has existed. Nuclear waste is the radioactive remnant of Nuclear Fission, where a heavy nuclei splits into many smaller and lighter nuclei, releasing energy which is thereafter used to provide energy to everyday households. This radioactive waste is harmful to people over a long time of exposure, which but is also necessary in generating energy. Positive factors One of the more obvious positive factors that people should consider is how clean nuclear energy is. When compared to fossil fuels and natural gas, nuclear power is very clean in producing energy and is also very efficient. The massive cooling towers in a nuclear facility are seen to have large amounts of smoke coming out of them. This is a great misconception as this smoke is not actually pollution, but rather evaporated water from the energy production. Nuclear energy also accounts for 62% of USA’s energy production, meanwhile not producing as much byproduct as other sources of energy (Renewable Resources Coalition, 2019). Along with its environmental benefits, nuclear energy also has a high fuel to power output ratio, meaning that only a small amount of uranium is needed to power a whole city of half a million people using only one reactor. Solar and wind power are only powerful enough to provide for residential or office needs,
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