(Arguments In Against Part-2)
Nuclear power fights with global warming
According to a study, today more than 15% of the world’s electricity comes from nuclear power. The world energy demand is projected to grow by 50% by 2030. To meet the short-term demand, the use of coal and other fossil fuels will increases time to time and obviously pollution will also increases but if we use the nuclear power to complete this demand then it cuts the emission of CO2 and fights global warming.
According to a survey 700 million metric tons of CO2 emissions are avoided each year in United States by generating electricity from nuclear power rather than some other sources. According to U.S. department of energy, that is nearly equivalent to the CO2 released from all U.S. passenger cars. So nuclear power dramatically cuts emissions and fights global warming which is the major problem in today’s contrast.
As momentarily I told global warming is the major problem to be overcome. The main reason of global warming is the emission of Carbon, Nitrogen, Sulfur Dioxide, Nitrogen Oxide and mercury by various power generating process/forms. On the other hand most proponents of nuclear energy say that as under normal generating conditions nuclear power does not produce greenhouse gas emissions like CO2 and NO2, sulfur dioxide and other pollutants directly which fights global-warming.
In 2008, the economist stated that “nuclear reactors are the only and only one proven way to make carbon-dioxide free electricity in large and reliable quantities.” Many experts and environmentalists, now believe that expanded nuclear generation is only way to reduce green house gas emissions which providing for current and future electricity needs.
Low Accidental View of nuclear power
Proponents of nuclear power argue that in comparison to any other form of power, nuclear power is the safest form of energy, accounting for all the risks from mining to production to storage. Accidents in nuclear industry have been less damaging than accidents in hydro industry.
According to a survey report of world nuclear association coal plants release more radioactive substances into the environment than nuclear plants, through the release of Thorium and Uranium in coal ash.
According to another report of world nuclear association if we make a comparison list of deaths from accidents in source of different forms of energy production, we get very surprising results.
According this comparison, deaths per Tera-Watt-Year of electricity produced from 1970 to 1992 are quoted as 885 for hydro power, 342 for coal, 85 for natural gas, and only 8 for nuclear. It means nuclear power is the safest energy.