Essay on Scientific Letter to Nuclear Firm

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23, Heol Y Cwm, Radyr, Cardiff. CF15 8FG. 10th April 2012
Nuclear power planning committee,
LD1 3TB.

Dear Sir/Madam, As a result of the current discussion to having a nuclear power plant built in our area, I have outlined some of the advantages and disadvantages or this energy source. Nuclear power can be seen advantageous due to the fact it emits relatively low amounts of carbon dioxide (CO2). The emissions of green house gases are low and therefore the contribution of nuclear power plants to global warming are relatively little. However; the problem of radioactive waste is still unsolved. The waste is very dangerous and has to be disposed of very carefully and looked after for 10,000 years according to United States Environmental Protection Agency standards. The technology of this power source is readily available; it does not have to be developed first. Nevertheless; during the operation of nuclear power plants, radioactive waste is produced, which in turn can be used for the production of nuclear weapons. In addition, the same know-how used to design nuclear power plants can to a certain extent be used to build nuclear weapons (nuclear proliferation). It is possible to generate high amounts of nuclear energy in one single power plant. However, the energy source