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Top 5 Myths About Nuclear Energy

Posted by on Aug 11, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Top 5 Myths About Nuclear Energy

Fossil fuels serve the energy needs of the world right now, but eventually they will run out. The world will need an alternative source of energy. Nuclear energy is a good candidate as an alternative, but there is a lot of misinformation about nuclear energy. Here are five myths: 1. Nuclear waste is difficult to dispose. Nuclear waste is recyclable. In this process, uranium and plutonium are separated from the waste and used again to produce even more energy. Nuclear reprocessing solves the problem of nuclear waste and is highly efficient by reusing fissionable material. If the nuclear waste can’t be recycled, the waste is stored in containers with nuclear shielding to prevent radiation from contaminating the environment. After a period of fifty years, these containers are buried in lead lined casks. For more information about nuclear shielding, contact...

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