(Arguments In Against Part-3)
Radiation effect on nuclear workers or nearby residents
Now a major concern is what the long term effects of living near or working in a nuclear power station are. These concerns typically stay centered around the risks of cancer. But against ones expiation, many studies conducted by non-profit agencies have found no compelling evidence of correlation between nuclear power and risk of cancer.
According to a fact sheet of Nuclear Regulatory Commission which outlines six different studies, the result of every study concludes no relation between concerned disease and nuclear power.
In 1990 the U.S. congress requested the National Cancer Institute to conduct a study of cancer mortality rates around nuclear plants, focusing on the change after operation started. They concluded in no link.
In 2000 the University of Pittsburgh found no link to heightened cancer deaths in people living within 5 miles of plant at the time of the Three Mile Island accident. In the same year, the Illinois Public Health Department found no statistical abnormality of childhood cancers in counties with nuclear plants.
In 2001 the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering confirmed that radiation emissions were negligibly low at the Connecticut Yankee Nuclear Power Plant.
And three other studies give the favor to the results obtained previously. So according to these studies we may construct a positive mind frame against the fear of nuclear power.
Now if we talk about safety concern the modern nuclear safety measures and technologies effectively eliminate the risk of nuclear disasters. We can put the success story of three-mile-island as an example. Its concrete containment structure did just what it was designed to do as prevent radiation from escaping into the environment and there was no injury and death among nuclear workers or nearby residents.
If we take the safety record at a glance the Chernobyl was only accident that injured the public out of the many hundreds of reactor years of experience.
Treatment of the radioactive waste
Now the next concern is about the treatment of the radioactive waste. As a latest technology a plasma torch, hotter than the surface of sun works on the principle of breaking down dangerous compound to safer basic elements. It is being developed with the prospect of being used to break-down radioactive nuclear waste and finally diffuse it.
Fear of terrorism
And now the last and very sensitive concern related to nuclear power is terrorist threat. According to the safety measures the terrorist threat to nuclear facilities is manageable as nuclear facilities are designed to withstand terrorist attacks. The six-feet-thick reinforced concrete containment vessel protects the nuclear contents from the outside as well as inside. And even if a jumbo jet did crash into a reactor and breach the containment, the reactor would not explode. Due to the multiple layer protection nuclear facilities are less vulnerable to terrorists than other targets as liquid natural gas plants, chemical plants and numerous political targets.
So if we use the nuclear power as a fair option of energy it will never destroy the world. In contrary it dramatically cuts emissions and fights global warming.Now on the basis of given fact, study and survey reports and multilayer safety measures we have to give it a strong favor for a better future. Now is your decision what your opt.
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