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FC: The Environmental Impact of Nuclear Energy | Nuclear Energy | By Linda :D
1: What Is Nuclear Energy? | Nuclear is a form of unrenewable energy that is created by splitting the atoms of uranium. This is called fission. This creates steam which is turned into electricity by a turbine. Nuclear energy creates 50% of the energy in Ontario. | Nuclear energy is created in power plants such as the picture above. Russia has the highest nuclear power usage in the world. The Pickering Nuclear Generation station is one of the largest in the world.
2: Affects of Nuclear Energy? | The usage of nuclear energy can have a large variety of affects. Both long term and short term. Lets looks at some of the effects
3: Nuclear waste is extremely lethal and can cause diseases such as cancer. If the waste was ever to be let out to the world, like explosions of power plants the toxic in it could absorb into many things. | When the nuclear toxic affects the land, water, and air, it takes centuries for the land to be safe again. This is why nuclear explosions are so dangerous. Animal life, plants, and the land itself will still linger with the toxic for years and years. | Long Term affects
4: Short TermAffects | Nuclear explosions are know to be very deadly. They are so deadly that people have actually used them as war weapons. The after affects of a nuclear explosion is both short and long term. A nuclear explosion can destroy the stability of a whole country. | If you notice to the right, is the picture of ruins after a nuclear explosion. Do you see all the damage it can cause to a whole town? Nuclear explosions don't only destroy buildings, but will literally incinerate people close to the explosion. They will literally turn to dusk. Anyone farther will be badly injured by the strength of the explosion.
5: It will take years for the people to get their lives together. A nuclear explosion leads to hundreds, even thousands of deaths. Houses, schools, and hospitals will all be destroy. Children will have no were to learn, wounded will have no were to heal, and people will end up on the streets. | Not to mention, there would be the problem of the places stability. If a nuclear explosion wiped out the lands, poisoned the waters, and destroyed farm animals, they would no longer have a way of marketing. The people would not be able to get water or food, and would have to rely on the kindness of other counties to help out. Many of the survivors would starve.
6: As I've told you many many time, nuclear explosions is very toxic. The waste that comes out after making the energy is just as toxic as well. So what do people do with it? Well, you simply cannot dump it in a landfill like garbage, because the waste would poison the ground and maybe even the air around it. That waste has to go somewhere right? Luckily, there are ways of getting rid of nuclear waste. | However, these ways are very pricey. Most people are to cheap to get rid of the waste the expensive way. So how do they get rid of it? People will actually just dump it in lakes. Which, by the way, is an extremely bad way to get rid of the waste. Dumping usually happen in places such as China or Hati, were the government system can't keep an eye on the huge population.
7: Of course, dumping radioactive waste into lakes and rivers isn't such a good idea. There are many reason why it isn't a good idea. One reason would be the fact that we would be affecting the innocent wildlife because of our selfish human wants. Nuclear waste is as harmful to animals as it is to humans. The animals can be given extra body parts, diseases, and there young will be born disfigured. | It will not only affect the life that drinks and live in the water, but the plant life that need the water in order to survive. If the plants around it die or get some sort of disease, who's to say the next animal who eats it won't grow sick? Who's to say it won't spread? Who's to say it won't get to us? | I've seen birds and they can fly pretty darn far. Town to town, migrate to other countries. Nuclear waste needs to stop.
8: Real Life Example | There was an accident in Hiroshima when an atomic bomb was dropped there. They say 70 000 died instantly and altogether, 200 000 people died. The atomic bomb is somewhat the same as a nuclear explosion, only worse. Because of this bomb, buildings were destroyed, disease such as cancer was let lose, and much of the wildlife was killed. People close to the area were the bomb was dropped literally burned to dusk on the spot. | There had also been a nuclear explosion in Japan when the earthquake hit. Sources I've read say that none were killed. However, that nuclear toxic will forever linger there. The waters will be permanently poisoned, land was linger with toxic, and cancer will be an issue. | As you can see, nuclear energy is a very dangerous, unstable, and risky energy source to use. It is not safe.
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