3 Reasons Why Nuclear Energy Is Terrible! How Uranium Becomes Nuclear Fuel 2 days ago   04:10

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Me Good boy
The human is a piece of shit creature somebody should stop him
genkiadrian
In 2:38, it's mentioned that the Chernobyl accident was in 1987, that's not correct. It was in 1986.
Ewario
To be fair, we either have a potential disaster every 10 years (which, with the right precautions and utilization of safer reactor designs, can most likely be avoided) or we keep heading the way we are, practically making sure most of our planet becomes unhospitable during the next century. When everything is said and done, it shouldn't be a tough choice. Going Nuclear at least gives us a fighting chance in comparison with the alternative. While fusion might come around to save the day, it just as likely might not.
Huy Nguyễn Tấn
Chernobyl:well no , but actually yes
T4y1ynn Burd3tt3
Into thin air is a great book
H S
We’re human beings we are fundamentally flawed I don’t think a race so primitive, ignorant and stupid should be playing with forces so powerful that they could end life as we know it.
King Salumno, Lord Of The Reptoids.
We need better reactors
GrimTomb
We need to dump it into space like the moon or a nasty acid planet like Pluto
whattheheck1000
This video is largely fear-mongering BS.

1. Without nuclear weapons, countries and peoples wanting war will find other ways to develop weapons of mass destruction. Chemical weapons, biological weapons, and don't forget about good old gunpowder based weapons.

2. Fossil fuels release a lot more radioactive material into the air than nuclear power, not to mention the millions of tonnes of noxious soot and excess carbon dioxide. These can't be safely buried like nuclear waste - they are released into the air, blanketing certain areas in pollution, shortening lives, and contributing to global warming and massive environmental damage. Yeah, it's unfortunate that spent nuclear waste has to be buried somewhere, but at least it's not in the air all around us.

3. One major accident every 30 years? There are fossil fuel based disasters a lot more often than every 30 years - try multiple times a year. Mining accidents, plant explosions, etc. Globally, coal has a death rate over 1,000 TIMES that of nuclear power per unit of power produced. Oil is at 500 times the death rate of nuclear per unit of power produced. Even natural gas's death rate is 44 times that of nuclear per unit of power produced. Biomass's death rate is at over 250 times that of the same unit of nuclear power. Need I say more? Even solar and wind power have worse death rates than nuclear (though still very low). Of those three major incidents? One was very early in the history of nuclear power, another was a poorly designed reactor (that is still very outdated), and the other was caused by a massive earthquake that would have probably destroyed a fossil fuel plant as well.

May 15, 2019 4:09 pm
MrFarnanonical
HORSESHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIT! Building a Nuclear weapon is far more difficult than a Nuclear Power Plant and creating fuel is even harder. reactor grade fuel cannot be used to create a nuclear bomb.
Steven El Zurdo
LIKE SI VIENES POR MS. ALY
Knoven
Simple, use thorium instead of uranium

Thorium...
* Doesn't produce plutonium
* No bombs
* Less waste
* Is much more controllable
* Is more widespread
* Cheaper
* Much more to use
Sam Konstan
Okay but with proper maintenance, nuclear energy may be the best answer. Fossil fuels are much, much worse. Especially if we figure out fusion energy, which could be in the next 5-10 years, it may be the cheapest option and be safe
Zach B
Nuclear power is the future. It’s cheap and it gives off NO emissions.
Finland Gaming
2:17 He Means Me My Name Is Finland
Andrew Hundt
Could you make a correction here? The claim that a peaceful nuclear energy program is required for a weapons program is not true because the USA had weapons before nuclear power. The Economist (newspaper) recently made a similar statement and then issued a correction the next week. Sorry, but I couldn't find the link right away.
Avenant Kerbi Abela
Nuclear energy is SUPER POOP CUZ ITS DANGEROUS
EvertoTrucido
These stats on deaths are not bad compared to alternative energy and fossil fuels when you take deaths/PWh produced. Especially when looking at the US nuclear program
Stems Andseeds
Monsters say it's good. A nuclear plant is corporate terrorism. There's no need to separate the weapons from they plant's. The dangers of the nuclear plant are kept away from the public so they can keep going and nuclear weapons are there to make it look like they're worse then the plants themselves. If the media showed the horrors of the nuclear plants cause with mutations, leukemia, thyroid problems, diabetes and 1800 illnesses before cancer, they'd be shut down immediately. As we already know our news is corrupt because they see nuclear as "green" which is a lie. So nuclear is given a free pass to destroy the earth without any repercussion and will never be in the news. See all the dead birds, fish, whales and starfish washed up on the beaches? That's because of migrations, el nino, and over abundance of them. Ain't nothing to do with the clean, green, government subsidized, nuclear energy.
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How Uranium Becomes Nuclear Fuel 3 Reasons Why Nuclear Energy Is Terrible! 2 days ago   05:51

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Nuclear technology is constantly in the news. So how exactly do you make nuclear fuel?

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Fuel Cycle Facilities
http://www.nrc.gov/materials/fuel-cycle-fac.html
“The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) regulates uranium recovery facilities that mill uranium; fuel cycle facilities that convert, enrich, and fabricate it into fuel for use in nuclear reactors, and deconversion facilities that process the depleted uranium hexafluoride for disposal.”

Uranium processing
http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/619232/uranium-processing
“Uranium (U), although very dense (19.1 grams per cubic centimetre), is a relatively weak, nonrefractory metal. Indeed, the metallic properties of uranium appear to be intermediate between those of silver and other true metals and those of the nonmetallic elements, so that it is not valued for structural applications.”

About Nuclear Fuel Cycle
https://infcis.iaea.org/NFCIS/About.cshtml
“Nuclear Fuel Cycle can be defined as the set of processes to make use of nuclear materials and to return it to normal state. It starts with the mining of unused nuclear materials from the nature and ends with the safe disposal of used nuclear material in the nature.”

Nuclear Fuel Processes
http://www.nei.org/Knowledge-Center/Nuclear-Fuel-Processes
“Nuclear power plants do not burn any fuel. Instead, they use uranium fuel, consisting of solid ceramic pellets, to produce electricity through a process called fission.”
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