March 28, 2011

Why Choose Nuclear Energy?

For the countries without natural resources, nuclear power is the right choice.

Nuclear Power Plant
HOT NEWS - Since the Japanese nuclear power plant, Fukushima Daiichi, were damaged by the earthquake on March 11, 2011, many people think about how future nuclear industry.

On a global scale, several countries including Germany, Israel, and Italy began to worry about security of nuclear projects, either already built or being planned.

Disaster in Fukushima Daiichi has prompted many countries to review their nuclear power plants to ensure that similar accidents will not happen again.

"Options (nuclear) will be reviewed until we know what happened in Japan," said a consulting professor at the Center for International Security and Cooperation, Chaim Braun at Stanford University, as quoted by CNN, Monday, March 28, 2011.

Japan manages 54 nuclear reactors and sufficient 27 percent of their electricity needs. The United States operates 104 nuclear reactors that could meet 20 percent of domestic electricity needs.

In addition to the two countries, nuclear power has been used in several other countries, like France with a percentage of 76 percent, Belgium 56 percent, Hungary 43 percent, Switzerland 40 per cent, Sweden 39 percent, 34 percent of the Czech Republic, Finland 33 percent, 32 percent of South Korea , Germany 23 percent, Britain 19 percent, Spain 18 percent, and Canada 14 percent. This amount is based on BP statistics 2009.

Environmentally friendly

According to the International Atomic Energy Agency, nuclear and hydropower sources have 50-100 times the greenhouse gas emissions are lower than coal.

Solar energy and wind energy, on the other hand, depend on natural phenomena that are not available all the time. The sun is not always hot all the time, and wind does not blow hard forever.

However, nuclear power provides great strength gains and can be constant in the long term.

1 comment:

  1. Right - and after that choice your last little natural resources and resorts get destroyed?
    You and your readers may also be interested in how to treat radioactively contaminated drinking water, one of the most pressing concerns in Japan and soon in regions further off:
    Maybe someone wants to help with Japanese and other languages?