Nuclear power greener/A Critique of A Comparison between Fossil and Nuclear Power Plants Pollutions and Their Environmental Effects.
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Points Made[edit | edit source]
The world is heavily dependent on fossil fuels that have been proven to be detrimental to the environment and have started to decline. Nuclear power plants produce energy from nuclear fission and are the most clean and environment friendly source of energy among other forms of power sources including coal, oil, gas and hydro power.They lower deathly emission and save lives, also they provide more energy to a large city then other sources of fuel ever would. They are a better form of energy to increased populations because it is cheaper and less toxins will be released into the environment. 
Methods[edit | edit source]
Fossil fuels and nuclear power plants are compared by power sources, pollutants, their environmental effects and their effects on humans. Nuclear power was compared to coal, gas, oil, wood, and hydro power in regards to how much sulfur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen oxide (NOx), particulates, carbon monoxide (CO), carbon dioxide (CO2), and solid waste was produced. But in fact nuclear power is safer and cleaner for the environment. Making it a better way to power the world especially in over populated countries.
Results[edit | edit source]
Coal produced the most SO2, CO2, and solid waste at 100, 9000, and over 300 millions of tons respectively. Nuclear power did not produce any SO2, CO2, particulates, CO, or CO2. Although, nuclear power produced a slight amount of waste, 0.04 millions of tons. Oil and gas each produced 9000 and 4000 millions of tons of CO2 respectively.
References[edit | edit source]
- Javidkia, F., Hashemi-Tilehnoee, M., Zabihi, V (2011). "The A Comparison between Fossil and Nuclear Power Plants Pollutions and Their Environmental Effects". Journal of Energy and Power Engineering 5(9)811-820