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Speech 2- Nuclear Power

Speech 2- Nuclear Power - CAS 100A Policy Speech Good...

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CAS 100A Policy Speech Good Morning . As you may remember, in my first speech, I outlined the benefits of nuclear power, some disasters that have occurred in the past, and briefly touched on why I think nuclear power can be something that can be a viable source of energy in the future . Today, I would like to inform you all about the United States’ current nuclear policy, and why I believe it should be changed . I’d like to take this opportunity to show you all a chart that I find troubling . (show picture)(Nuclear Energy Generation, 1) . As you can see by this chart, the United States is near the bottom when it comes to percent of energy generated by nuclear power, with about 20% . The Energy Information Administration, which contains, as stated on their website: “the official energy statistics from the US Government” says about nuclear power: “Nuclear power’s future share in electricity generation will decline if there are no new orders (for nuclear reactors) . The nuclear power industry presently has no commitments to build new reactors . ” (Murphy, 1) . This stems from the general public and policymakers’ consistent negative view on nuclear power. I believe this is something that needs to be changed as soon as possible . An expansion of the United States’ nuclear power system is something that carries a huge amounts of benefits, many of which I outlined for you in my last speech, but will also touch upon in this speech . So why is it that the United States is not expanding this method of powering our
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