Monday, May 9, 2011

Whatever Nuclear Power's Threat, No Easy Alternatives

The discussion on alternatives to nuclear power after the power plant disasters in Japan has brought up 2 very interesting arguments.  First, we need to change from nuclear power immediately due to the risks of something like the disaster in Japan happening again, or worse.  This argument is very valid because of the idea of if something big goes wrong in a nuclear plant then more then just a few people are harm unlike coal mines.  The other argument though shows the side that would like an alternative to nuclear power but does not feel like we have it yet.  It argues that through the history of nuclear power, more deaths have happened from coal mines and oil drilling then in nuclear plant disasters.  I feel that it is our job as a society to look at both of these sides to find out truly what is safer for us, Coal, Oil, Nuclear, None?

Information was found at:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/21/business/energy-environment/21green.html

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