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Nuclear Power

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NUCLEAR POWER By Kendall Smith Contents Title Page..........................................................................Page 1 Contents...........................................................................Page 2 Scientific Background.............................................Page 3 - 4 Evidence For.............................................................Pages 5 - 6 Evidence Against.............................................................Page 7 Conclusion...................................................................Page 8-9 Bibliography..................................................................Page 10 Scientific Background Nuclear power plants provide about 17 percent of the world's electricity. Some countries depend more on nuclear power for electricity than others. In France, for instance, about 75 percent of the electricity is generated from nuclear power. There are more than 400 nuclear power plants around the world, with more than 100 in the United States. As soon as the nucleus hits the neutron, it splits into two more atoms and throws off two new neutrons. The two new atoms then emit gamma radiation as they go into their new states. ...read more.

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Evidence Against Source 1 This source shows that Nuclear Power may come across as a good thing but is actually hazarders to the environment. I think that this source is not reliable because I don't think this website has proper information and this source doesn't tell me how they know about the problems and if they are tested. Source 2 This source shows that Nuclear Power is expensive to build whereas if you build a gas-fuelled power station you would save a lot of money and you would be having the same thing. I think this source is not reliable because it looks as though the website has been made by a person who hates nuclear power Conclusion The research I have done shows that Nuclear Power does not make an ...read more.

Conclusion

would be having the same thing I think that the best source is source 1 for Nuclear Power because it was made by the energy information administration - official energy statistics from the U.S government so it proves it is not just someone who likes nuclear power but actual facts about nuclear power. I think that even though one quarter of my sources are unreliable it still shows that there are people in the world who are trying to get their point across about nuclear power, whether bad or good. I think that the debate about whether nuclear power is a bad or good thing will go on for a very long time as to the fact that their are some major advantages and some major disadvantages to nuclear power stations. ...read more.

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