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  • It would help

    People say its just too dangerous but maybe its not. Clean energy doesnt poulte the air and atomic energy offers a clean energy alternative that frees us from the shackels of fossil fuels dependence .:) Maybe some things might not be always great but a lot of things are positive about expasion

  • Nuclear power is clean power

    Modern, properly constructed nuclear power plants are safe and clean sources of energy. Wind power takes up too much space and water or geothermal solutions don't work everywhere, particularly close to large cities. In these cases, it simply makes sense to use nuclear power, so as to minimize pollution and dependence on fossil fuels.

  • Nuclear Power Part of Overall Strategy

    Any energy policy should be balanced among all industries. Coal shouldn't dominate electrical generation while solar is left floundering. Nuclear power is a part of America's energy future simply because the plants last for 40 years. The power is more expensive, but it is reliable. The trick to encouraging nuclear power production lies in government subsidies. Coal is still the cheapest way to produce electricity. Until nuclear power is cheaper, fewer plants will be built. Nuclear reactors work great for large populations such as New York or Los Angeles. More reactors should come online as they don't produce greenhouse gases and America's population grows.

  • Nuclear power is very efficient.

    Nuclear energy provides whole lot of energy just for a little bit. This is amazing because nuclear energy will provide more energy than any other type of energy that humans use. Nuclear energy may have a big risk towards the oceans, but we can prevent that be keeping nuclear power plants more inland.

  • Nuclear power is very efficient.

    Nuclear energy provides whole lot of energy just for a little bit. This is amazing because nuclear energy will provide more energy than any other type of energy that humans use. Nuclear energy may have a big risk towards the oceans, but we can prevent that be keeping nuclear power plants more inland.

  • Not harmful to environment!

    The main benefits of nuclear power are that is it more efficient than burning fossil fuels as the amount of energy released from uranium per gram is much more than that of fuels such as oil or coal; approximately 8,000 times more efficient in fact. Nuclear energy facilities generate electricity 24/7 at a 92 percent capacity factor. This is more efficient than other types of energy—combined-cycle natural gas, with a 47.8 percent capacity factor; coal-fired at 60.9 percent; and wind at 33.9 percent. “A golf-ball-sized lump of uranium would supply the lifetime's energy needs of a typical person, equivalent to 56 tanker trucks of natural gas, 800 elephant-sized bags of coal or a renewable battery as tall as 16 "super" skyscraper buildings placed one on top of the other, they said” (Steve, 2015). In addition, improved efficiency and technologies at U.S. nuclear energy facilities since 1990 have led to an increase in electricity production. Although Uranium is a nonrenewable resource, it is very abundant and can last for more than two-hundred years at the rate of consumption right now. Although as the nuclear industry expands its consumption of uranium will also, by that time, methods of conserving the precious metal will be developed.

    Nuclear energy has one of the lowest impacts on the environment of any energy source because it does not emit air pollution, isolates its waste from the environment and requires a relatively small amount of land. The “smoke” that is coming out of the cooling towers of the nuclear plant is actually just water vapor. The vapor is not radioactive because it does not come in contact with materials in the primary circuit. The waste produced by the nuclear generators is less radioactive than the waste produced by coal plants. Coal plants emit harmful substances such as Sulfur Dioxide, Nitrogen Oxide, Mercury which can cause major health hazards. These substances can create acid rain and smog. Although nuclear plants have to be built near water they do not take up much space.

    People opposed to expanding Nuclear power in Michigan argue that the waste produced and the possibility of meltdowns make nuclear power plants major health hazards. Actually nuclear power is less radioactive than the most common form of plants, coal plants. There have been no major accidents and all of them have been able to be properly contained. Since the Fukushima reactor accident there have been many negative stereotypes developed about the safety of nuclear power. Nuclear power does produce waste, but nothing in comparison to fossil fuels.

  • Yes it should.

    Despite the small risk of an explosion, or meltdown, nuclear power is extremely safe. It is also efficient and fairly cheap. Plus, it is way better for the environment than fossil fuels. I can think of no good reason that nuclear power shouldn't be expanded. It would help oil dependence greatly.

  • Nuclear power should be expanded.

    Although the dangers of nuclear power have been on display after the disasters in Japan, it is clear that we need nuclear power for out future. Fossil fuels are contributing to climate change too much for them to remain a viable energy source. Nuclear power is our only reasonable option for the future.

  • Nuclear power should be expanded

    I think that nuclear power should be the focus of energy on Earth in the future. Nuclear energy is a much cleaner option than dirty energy, like coal and gas, and I think that if the right security measures are followed it will be better for humanity in the long run.

  • We Need More Energy

    I know my energy/electric bill is absolutely higher than it should be. I believe we would be far better off to expand all of our power options and drive the cost down for our electricity. Nuclear power comes with some possible problems, but it has been shown that if protocol is followed, it is a very safe form of electricity and power.

  • It is dangerous to the enviorment

    - not safe, clean, and suitable for our future.
    -just because nuclear energy is invisible doesn’t mean it is clean and safe to be in or around.
    - Renewable energy is better for the environment, the economy, and doesn’t come with the risk of a nuclear meltdown.
    - Why invest money in a dangerous, unsustainable form of energy when we can have clean, renewable energy for less?

  • Not we should not expand

    http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB121432182593500119
    -Nuclear power is too expensive, dangerous and not for our safety and future needs.
    -The entire nuclear power industry is vulnerable to the safety standards of its worse performers, and id an accident in the world were to ever occur it would stoke another nuclear backlash among the public investors.
    -The waste f the nuclear power could be a problem because of all of the high radioactive fusion products,transuranic elements are produced from uranium and plutonium during reactor operations and are contained within the used fuel.
    -The greatest threat of expanding nuclear power would be expanding nuclear weapons.
    - Greater increase of death if any nuclear weapons are exposed to people.
    - My produce low carbon energy, but it is not good for the environment.
    - Cheaper not to have nuclear power
    - waste from nuclear power plants will be toxic for humans for more than 100.000 years.
    Opinion based: we won't be having a war any time soon so we would not need to expand it.
    Http://www.Greenamerica.Org/programs/climate/dirtyenergy/nuclear.Cfm
    -Green america is working on coal-fired power, but if we expand on our nuclear energy it will of wasted all of the money, time, and labor that it took to work on coal fired energy.
    - Solar power, wind power, geothermal power, and aggressive energy efficiency are climate solutions that are safer, cheaper, faster, more secure, and less wasteful than nuclear power.
    - there aren’t enough locations in the world that are safe from droughts, flooding, hurricanes, earthquakes, or other potential disasters that could trigger a nuclear accident.
    - There are many committees that will not approve of more nuclear power plants to be built around the united states because there is no safe place to put them.
    - Even if we could find enough feasible sites for a new generation of nuclear plants, we’re running out of the uranium necessary to power them.
    - we need to turn our energies toward the technologies and strategies that can truly make a difference: solar power, wind power, and energy conservation.





    Http://www.Greenpeace.Org/usa/global-warming/issues/nuclear/
    - not safe, clean, and suitable for our future.
    -just because nuclear energy is invisible doesn’t mean it is clean and safe to be in or around.
    - Renewable energy is better for the environment, the economy, and doesn’t come with the risk of a nuclear meltdown.
    - Why invest money in a dangerous, unsustainable form of energy when we can have clean, renewable energy for less?
    Http://www.Nei.Org/Knowledge-Center/Nuclear-Statistics/Costs-Fuel,-Operation,-Waste-Disposal-Life-Cycle
    For one reload on nuclear energy it would cost over $40 million
    some advantages of solar energy in the U.S. are, the sun is free so the U.S. wouldn't have to make nuclear energy.
    Solar power produces no polluting emissions
    solar panels are silent, easy to operate, and rarely need maintenance.
    Http://www.Debate.Org/opinions/should-nuclear-power-be-expanded
    there are too many risks with expanding nuclear power
    it would be too dangerous because of all of the waste that is given off
    there are many available and cheaper than nuclear energy that need to be developed and expanded on

  • Not we should not expand

    http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB121432182593500119
    -Nuclear power is too expensive, dangerous and not for our safety and future needs.
    -The entire nuclear power industry is vulnerable to the safety standards of its worse performers, and id an accident in the world were to ever occur it would stoke another nuclear backlash among the public investors.
    -The waste f the nuclear power could be a problem because of all of the high radioactive fusion products,transuranic elements are produced from uranium and plutonium during reactor operations and are contained within the used fuel.
    -The greatest threat of expanding nuclear power would be expanding nuclear weapons.
    - Greater increase of death if any nuclear weapons are exposed to people.
    - My produce low carbon energy, but it is not good for the environment.
    - Cheaper not to have nuclear power
    - waste from nuclear power plants will be toxic for humans for more than 100.000 years.
    Opinion based: we won't be having a war any time soon so we would not need to expand it.
    Http://www.Greenamerica.Org/programs/climate/dirtyenergy/nuclear.Cfm
    -Green america is working on coal-fired power, but if we expand on our nuclear energy it will of wasted all of the money, time, and labor that it took to work on coal fired energy.
    - Solar power, wind power, geothermal power, and aggressive energy efficiency are climate solutions that are safer, cheaper, faster, more secure, and less wasteful than nuclear power.
    - there aren’t enough locations in the world that are safe from droughts, flooding, hurricanes, earthquakes, or other potential disasters that could trigger a nuclear accident.
    - There are many committees that will not approve of more nuclear power plants to be built around the united states because there is no safe place to put them.
    - Even if we could find enough feasible sites for a new generation of nuclear plants, we’re running out of the uranium necessary to power them.
    - we need to turn our energies toward the technologies and strategies that can truly make a difference: solar power, wind power, and energy conservation.





    Http://www.Greenpeace.Org/usa/global-warming/issues/nuclear/
    - not safe, clean, and suitable for our future.
    -just because nuclear energy is invisible doesn’t mean it is clean and safe to be in or around.
    - Renewable energy is better for the environment, the economy, and doesn’t come with the risk of a nuclear meltdown.
    - Why invest money in a dangerous, unsustainable form of energy when we can have clean, renewable energy for less?
    Http://www.Nei.Org/Knowledge-Center/Nuclear-Statistics/Costs-Fuel,-Operation,-Waste-Disposal-Life-Cycle
    For one reload on nuclear energy it would cost over $40 million
    some advantages of solar energy in the U.S. are, the sun is free so the U.S. wouldn't have to make nuclear energy.
    Solar power produces no polluting emissions
    solar panels are silent, easy to operate, and rarely need maintenance.
    Http://www.Debate.Org/opinions/should-nuclear-power-be-expanded
    there are too many risks with expanding nuclear power
    it would be too dangerous because of all of the waste that is given off
    there are many available and cheaper than nuclear energy that need to be developed and expanded on

  • It should not.

    Nuclear power should not be expanded. There are too many risks with having nuclear energy, because of all of the waste that it produced and the effect that can happen if the reactors melt down. There are many better alternatives available today that need to be developed and expanded upon.

  • Just too dangerous.

    We should develop safer way to produce energy. Nuclear is not clean energy, it is as “Dirty” as it gets. Granted when it is working right it does not produce greenhouse gases but what it does produce is far more dangerous. If we shut down all the coal fired plants what would happen? within 5 years the pollution in the air from it would be gone, the co2 would take a bit longer, and the waste from it used in fertilizer. Spill a load of fuel for it and you can clean it up with a loader and the ground would be just fine. Same for liquid fueled plants just a little more work to clean it up. Now shut down a Nuclear plant and what happens? The reactor and containment areas are radioactive so they need special desposal. The waste from it needs to be contained and stored for 100‘s if not 1000's of years before it is safe. And spill a load of fuel for them and depending on where it is spilled people could die, not to mention the clean up problems. With a little effort we could produce all the electricity we need in this country by developing wind, tidal, wave and solar power.
    Nuclear power is just too dangerous.

  • Nuclear Power shouldn't be expanded

    Nuclear power is dangerous and threatens all of society. Nuclear radiation is the most devastating weapon on earth. One accident and a whole society could be dead. Look at the accidents in Japan. The results were devastating. How can we allow something that dangerous to exist? they are susceptible to terrorism as well.

  • No nuclear power shouldn't be expanded.

    Nuclear power is exactly why we have the problems we have to start with. The fukushima disaster was because of nuclear power. Three mile Island was because of nuclear power. If anything we need to REDUCE nuclear power, in favor of much cleaner and sustainable energy sources, not expand it. It's like building more powderkegs, knowing they will likely explode on you. It isn't a good idea. So no I don't think nuclear power should be expanded at all.


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