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Uk Nuclear Power Watch

  • View Poll Results: Are you For or Against Nuclear Power in UK?
    Nuclear energy is our future, we should build more power stations
    136
    62.96%
    Toxic waste and Radiation are harming our enviroument, we should remove all Nuclear power plants
    11
    5.09%
    They can be used as a supplementary source of energy but we shouldn't relay on them
    69
    31.94%

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    there isnt really very much risk of explosion at all. The reaction is carefully controlled, and is killed immediately if the reaction accelerates wildly, as far as i know. Renewable energy would be a good choice, but nuclear has the ability to power a lot. We should be using Thorium though, as it has a supply of hundreds of years, and Britain has substantial deposits that up until now havent been used.
    As for the waste, it can be confined within concrete/lead. The radiation types are important, as obviously the most penetrative is also the weakest. If confined correctly, doesnt pose a danger to anyone.
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    As for the costs of renewables and nuclear reactors, it is only the startup+end costs that are high. If the design life of the project is long, then costs to run wont be high and prices will lower as time goes on. Oil/Gas may be cheap, but they wont be when supply is more limited as time progresses- and infrastructure takes time to build, best do it soon....
 
 
 
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