Energy and our planet - A look at Nuclear power
The bilinnia of year have been spent to build up protective mechanism of the environ-sphere that support our planet- the ocean, the fist creation of oxygen, and ozone , the breathing out all of the earth growing cover of green plants.
Today ,what have has it become of human in basing a larger part of our energy supply upon atomic energy is bringing down to earth the power that would have never permitted any kind of organic life to develop on this planet . Even thus the first generation of this fire was accidental, the first intention was nevertheless an act of cruelty .beside this, we have forgotten with an uneasiness born of the sense of sacrilege that the first use of this dangerous fire end up wiping out two cities, without care for individual guilt, or innocent , man or woman ,you or aged . the building of atomic technology haswas never due to compulsion of war butthe fear of energy depletion , but today the development is hazardous to all of us in a new wayincludingcreation of risk of reversible damage to mankind’s genetic inheritance.
Prospect of peaceful nuclear power generation:
These are systems let us look at the advantages:
·Fission reactors or so called light- water cooled system are less pollutant and they have competitive cost.
·The breeder rectors are even more economical, but full of uncertainty and there is ongoing research on the technology.
Lets us look at the hazards
Now the fundamental question is the dabbling into nuclear worth the danger? Does worth it for community to regard death as a reasonable risk in return for some suppose good in quite clear? Any carelessness, any casualness, any calculus based upon inward- looking national advantage and prestige or a quick profit gained by some smartly turned commercial deal is utterly unthinkable in this context. Time is actually calling for us to seize to make simple calculation of gain or convenience, but to confront our survival and tat of our children and grandchildren and whole human race.
Now I will make a brief quantitative summary under technical- economic- social and political (dominate most) platform
Design =plant size (-), power (-) since large fixed mass mc
Production= (-) more complex
Operations= maintenance and repair (-), no refueling (+), does not need oxygen (+)
Economics = capital (-), revenue (-), wage (-)
Social = owner, crew, health (-)
Political = national (-), accident (-), prestige (+), military (+)
You might wonder why there are no nuclear ship – there was, the first one that was built (m.v. savanna) was rejected in every port of the world, end up in a museum.
We have already made error regarding air and water as free goods and have, if we have to treat the risk of rising cancer, genetic mutation we may get more power and pay more for safety at the expense of degenerating population. In any case, it does not make much difference from military insanities of multifold nuclear overkill and all the atomic gadgetry of mass killing from which a recognizable human species will hardly survive. It important to let go this destructive temptation, those who have it should destroy it and those who plan to have to should forget about. It is only with love, establishing loyalty, and trust respect, justice can we us nuclear energy, the situation of the planet with misplaced trust here and there has complicated energy issue. It is true we have 6 billion inhabitant of this planet and we need energy, the fossil is envisage to be depleting , thus to keep 10 billion people alivein this planet , atomic energy seem to be favorable likely answer, but yet the disadvantages supersede the advantages. However, we still other options ort alternatives - we large reserve of coal than can last for another bilinium. With the abundant existence of water in this planet can use hydropower and wave power, solar energy, fuel cell, geothermal taping of internal earth heat. What does u think?
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