By: Zacher Horne
How is obtained???
Nuclear energy is obtained by seperating particles of Urainum by the process of fission. Whenever seperated the byproduct of the process is heat, this is then used to produces steam which drives the electrical energy producing plants. This is then stored and sent out to the population to use.
Comparison to Other Alternitives
Nuclear is not bad for the evironment , very inexpensive compared to other sources, easy process, and very compact for easy storage.... All these things may be true but only in the perfect circumstances, if it leaks out of storge it can devastate the evironment, and reek havic for nearly a half a million years!!! compared to others it has potentially the greatest good and benefit available, but worst case scenerio, well, it can be bad. Fossil fuels are easy to obtain and readily available, but have bad consequences toward the environment. even hydro and wind can have negative effects toward nature, you have balance the good and the bad to determine the best, i highly doubt that in the 21st century we will find a "perfect" energy source.
Fuel is inexpensive. Energy generation is the most concentrated source. Waste is more compact than any source. Extensive scientific basis for the cycle. Easy to transport as new fuel. No greenhouse or acid rain effects.
Requires larger initial cost in the case of an emergency and for storage. Must have rock solid and more waste storage. Potential nuclear fallout issue.
Location, Location, Location
Nuclear power plants can be built essentially anywhere they can access the large amounts of water needed for cooling, anywhere from 95,000 to 227,000 litres per MWh of power generated. 11 This could be from a river, a lake, or along the coastline. It seems that most high availablity sources of