Nuclear Energy Advantages
  • Nuclear energy is inexpensive at only 2.1 cents per kilowatt hour as of 2010
  • Nuclear energy produces no air pollution.
  • No fuel is burned during nuclear fission.
  • Steam comes out of nuclear power plants instead of smoke.
  • Nuclear power plants do not emit carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide, and nitrogen oxide as part of the power generation process.

Nuclear power plant producing steam

this picture is from time for change

  • Provides 21%of the electricty in the United States.
  • Approximately 1/3 of the cost to build a nuclear power plant goes to the construction of reliable safty systems.
  • Only 1%of public exposure to radiation is caused by nuclear power plants.
  • New uranium mines and projects are sufficient to meet public demand of energy up until 2040. One uranium fuel pellet is about the size of a finger tip but is equal to 150 gallons of oil.

Uranium fuel pellet to scale. from google images

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