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WhittyWhitts
I can debunk argument 1 with thorium. Thorium is far safer, more efficient, and leaves less waste. Just only let the other countries use thorium.
Mr Iacovino
I like to show a video such as this and then provide a transcript to go along with questions to assist students. It is a simple and effective accommodation. Here is a corrected and usable transcript:

3 REASONS WHY NUCLEAR ENERGY IS TERRIBLE (PART 2/3)

Three reasons why we should stop using nuclear energy:


1. Nuclear weapons proliferation. Nuclear technology made a violent entrance onto the world stage just one year after the world's first-ever nuclear test explosion in 1944. Two large cities were destroyed by just two, single bombs. After that, reactor technology slowly evolved as a means of generating electricity, but it's always been intimately connected with nuclear weapons technology. It's nearly impossible to develop nuclear weapons without access to reactor technology. In fact, the nuclear non-proliferation treaty serves the purpose of spreading nuclear reactor technology without spreading nuclear weapons; with limited success. In 40 years, five countries have developed their own weapons with the help of reactor technology. The fact of the matter is that it can be very hard to distinguish a covert nuclear weapons program from the peaceful use of nuclear energy. In the 1970s, the big nuclear powers were happily selling peaceful technology to smaller countries which then developed weapons of their own. The road to deadly nuclear weapons is always paved with peaceful reactors.



2. Nuclear waste and pollution. Spent nuclear fuel is not only radioactive, but also contains extremely poisonous chemical elements like plutonium. It loses its harmfulness only slowly over several tens of thousands of years. And there is also a process called reprocessing which means the extraction of plutonium from spent nuclear fuel. It can be used for two purposes: to build nuclear weapons or to use it as new fuel, but hardly any of it is used as fuel because we don't have the right kind of reactors for that. A milligram will kill you, a few kilograms make an atomic bomb, and even an inconspicuous country like Germany, literally has tons of the stuff just lying around because reprocessing sounded like a good idea decades ago. And where will all the waste go? After dumping it into the ocean was forbidden, we've tried to bury it, but we can't find a place where it will definitely stay secure for tens of thousands of years. Over 30 countries operate nearly 400 reactors managing several hundred thousands of tons of nuclear waste and only one is currently serious about opening a permanent civilian waste storage: tiny Finland.



3. Accidents and disasters. Over sixty years of nuclear power usage there have been seven major accidents in reactors or facilities dealing with nuclear waste. Three of those were mostly contained, but four of them released significant amounts of radioactivity into the environment. In 1957, 1987, and 2011, large areas of land in Russia, Ukraine, and Japan, were rendered unfit for human habitation for decades to come. The number of deaths is highly disputed, but probably lies in the thousands. These disasters happened with nuclear reactors of very different types, in very different countries, and several decades apart. Looking at the numbers we may as well ask ourselves: are 10% of the world's energy supply worth a devastating disaster every 30 years? Would 30% be worth another Fukushima or Chernobyl somewhere on earth every 10 years? What area would have to be contaminated so we say “no more?” Where is the line? So, should we use nuclear energy? The risks may outweigh the benefits and maybe we should stop looking into this direction and drop this technology for good.
Erik Flaaten
Fukushima didn't have meltdown! Zero persons died from radiation, but lot's from the evacuation and natural disaster
TeoGamerRo
2:17 in Romania (blue-red-yellow flag) we have only one nuclear power plant.
Ping on Vodka
Hey Australia - what are you doin' with all that free space, you fucking morons.
Captain Morgan
All energy can be deadly. If I drink 100 Red Bulls that's deadly.
Anisa Fitri Ramadhani
I really love the background song
Wolf Elkan
Is that a typo at 2:56? How could there be a nuclear catastrophe in July 1925?
Kamen watch lies
wait hold on EVEN BULGARIA HAS THEM WEEL I LIVE IN BULGARIA AND THERE IS ONLY ONES THAT USE HEAT FROM THE CORE!!!!!!!!!!!! AND ONE ATOMIC AND SOME FROM WATER FLOW
UnderstandCoder 4
Krško in Slovenia is next to blow up... I tell you and poor Zagreb in Croatia will be effected A LOT... We will have to move out our most developed part of the country...
SlendisFi Universe
The line comes when Finland fails on precautions
epnick
Nuclear Energy is the SAFEST form of producing energy. It has even less deathly casualties than wind energy. I'm so triggered by this title.
Eoin Doyle
no trust sharp rock. true, sharp rock make axe for firewood; but also make spear for man-hurting. impossible to distinguish sharp rock technology for tools from covert weapon rock.


if cold wait for renewable option of covering family with leaf pile (not enough yet, but 5 winters from now will be thicker leaves).
the Minecraft bros
199233884820105 reasons fusion energy are bad
suh un
Neclear energy gave birth to Human being's violence?
or Human being's Violence gave birth to Neclear energy?
Joku Poku
Finns are invading the comment section lol! Ja vittu Suomea ei kutsuta "tiny"ksi Perkele!!!
Worker RCZ
You mean, the Amerikanski don't have a Plutonium reactor, just another ridiculously over-budget abandoned project, which breaks yet another treaty.
Also- Three Mile Island was a graphite reactor, which is far less safe than a light water reactor. Chernobyl happened because of politics and politics only, and Fukushima? Profiteering carelessness. ,,Oh, I don't give a shite about the possibility of sea-related disasters, tis much easier water access. And before you ask, no I didn't bother putting the backup generators 3 floors higher, where they would be practically untouchable, because I'm too lazy to drag those heavy rust buckets up there."
David Herman
Hey maybe fact check a video before you post one next time thanks
TheZampa95
Pay respect for the victims. "Two cities" were Hiroshima and Nagasaki. And it was the US. 天皇陛下万歳
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