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Do we need nuclear power for sustainable energy production?
There are serious safety concerns with the use of nuclear power.
Hydrogen explosions may result from the failure of specific alloys and components integral to some Nuclear Design.
Evidenced by Zirconium-Hydrogen reaction from Fukushima.
Many nuclear power stations are not resilient to emerging
of climate change.
Safely regulating nuclear power plants requires highly effective and organised state intervention. Political instability or dysfunctional government thus enormously increases the risk of nuclear accidents.
There is a risk of terrorist attacks on nuclear power plants. This is dangerous.
Accidents can have major consequences because they release radioactive materials.
Nuclear power produces lower amounts of particulate pollution than other forms of power, reducing illness.
New versions of nuclear energy plants are highly rigorous about
source in Polish
Nuclear power kills far
people than fossil fuels, per kWh.
Rooftop solar panels are
to produce 0.44 deaths per TWh. This is more than for nuclear fission with 0.04 deaths per TWh.
Emerging nuclear technologies like thorium (LFTR) will eliminate safety concerns. There is more than one way to derive energy from atoms, and more than one type of atom.