How is it produced?<br />Nuclear power is produced by controlled <br />(i.e., non-explosive) nuclear reactions. <br />Commercial and utility plants currently use nuclear <br />fission reactions to heat water to produce steam,<br /> which is then used to generate electricity.<br />
Advantages :<br />•Almost 0 emissions (doesn't emit green house gases). It produces electricity without pollution into the atmosphere. <br />•They can be sited almost anywhere unlike oil which is mostly imported. <br />•The plants almost never experience problems if not from human error, which almost never happens anyway because the plant only needs like 10 people to operate it.<br />•A lot of energy from a single power plant .<br />•Breeder reactors create more usable fuel than they use.<br />
Disadvantages :<br /><ul><li>Nuclear Power generates radiation, which can be harmful or even fatal to infected people.
nuclear meltdown can often occur which will release massive amounts of radiation into the community.
Extremely radioactive nuclear waste is produced by nuclear power plants. This stuff can’t be just thrown out. The US plans to move all its nuclear was to an underground dump by the year 2010. Currently it is stored in the plants. </li></li></ul><li><ul><li>Nuclear waste dumps can spontaneously combust without warning.
Nuclear reactors only last for about forty to fifty years, so where they are extremely productive, they break down and are costly to replace.
There are international dangers too. Some reactors produce plutonium which can be used to make nuclear weapons. If the whole world were to use these, they would have unlimited access to nuclear weapons. </li></li></ul><li>Should the UAE develop nuclear power?<br />The move makes the UAE the first Gulf state to go ahead with announced ambitions to develop civilian nuclear power.<br />The Cabinet, chaired by Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler ofDubai, approved a policy statement submittedby Foreign Minister Shaikh Abdullah Bin <br />Zayed Al Nahyan on the UAE's potential development<br />of a peaceful nuclear energy programmed, according to WAM.<br />
Under the policy, the UAE plans to set up a Dh375 million Nuclear Energy Implementation Organization as recommended by the International Atomic Energy <br />Agency (IAEA) and is proceeding to evaluate the establishment of a peaceful nuclear programme that would make the potential benefits of nuclear power <br />available to the people of the UAE.<br />
Done by : Halima Abdulla , Noora ALI , Amna,<br />Halima Ahmed, Nada , Layla , Khadija . <br />