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put them in an energy crisis (2004). I think that is very important to take into account the opinion, comments and concerns of the people in Nevada, not only because it’s their home, but mostly because all actions in regards to this site will impact them both positively and negatively. I would imagine that the people of Nevada would have a strong vote in the outcome of this facility. Of course the end result is that we need to find a way to store this waste, however in doing so, scientists and government officials need to take into account the ramifications that could occur if a natural disaster was to occur. If there is any doubt as to the
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ENERGY SUMMARY 4 outcome, or how to properly utilize Yucca Mountain as a storage site, then the idea should be scraped and they need to start from square one. One of the main questions to ask is, could this be done better? Is this the best option for nuclear waste storage? The Three Gorges Dam The Chinese have always been known for their ability to excel in the ways of technology and agriculture, so when China petitioned to build the Three Gorges Dam, no one was surprised. The dam was to be built around the Yangtze River, and its main intention was to help minimize droughts and flooding. Over the past hundred years, many people have died by drowning and starvation due to this dam not being there. Construction of the dam began back in 1990. Although the dam was to be used to help the people of China survive natural disasters, its contruction caused close to a million people to lose their homes. Aside from this loss, they were not given anything in return such as a monetary stop gap or even supplement housing. When it comes to the contstruction of structures of this magnitude there are many factors that are affected. Not only do the people who inhabitant the area have impacts, but so does the surrounding environment and wild life which are exposed to contamination and flooding.
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