Nuclear Clean Energy
The ever-increasing demand for man’s need for generation of newer forms of energy is not surprising. Man has always thirsted for growth, wanted to scale higher peaks and conquer the impossible. Today as we take a minute off and look around, we will notice that we tend to increasingly rely on electricity to perform even our daily tasks. Ever noticed how the use of electric shavers and toothbrushes crept in? If so, we need not go far to unveil our reasons for accelerated requirement for power.
Today’s perspective: 19% of the current electricity is nuclear clean energy, generated in huge power plants, mostly government funded. Today there are over hundred power plants in US alone, generating nuclear clean energy.
Fission process: The mined uranium is processed to form concentrated fuel called uranium oxide pellets, producing radioactive waste to be rid of adopting a suitable method. The rich uranium pellets are transported to the power plants where they are inundated with neutrons, bringing about the splitting of uranium atoms, thus emitting heat in a sequence of chain reactions. This heat is utilized to give out steam used by turbines to generate electricity.
Advantages: The very name of nuclear clean energy is suggestive of what it offers to the people and environment. Considering the fact that most other forms of power production entail some kind of combustion of fossils, nuclear energy is far less polluting than the rest. Uranium is mined from underground or open pits, transported carefully to work sites and used for generating electricity. It cannot be depleted in the context of a human life span and therefore is more dependable than coal or logs of wood. Nuclear power does not tamper with nature or produce unwanted wastes, which cannot be disposed off easily.
Impact on environment: Nuclear power plants do not emit hazardous gases such as carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide or nitrogen oxide. Consumption of water is large in a nuclear power plant. Water is a resource, which is limited, and if used from a lake or river, the aquatic life may be endangered. The chemical by-products of nuclear plants can imperil human life. The large plants may destroy natural home of animals.
Precautions: Every 18 to 24 months, nuclear clean power plants must shut down and clear out the wastes thoroughly. They should avoid impinging upon environment and human life as far as possible.
Australian Oil Gas Corporation
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