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Nuclear Energy

  1. 1. Nuclear energy Mari Mägi Kristo Kõrgnurm 10.c
  2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>Only decades ago, nuclear energy was considered futuristic, exotic. </li></ul><ul><li>Today nuclear energy is quite common. </li></ul><ul><li>Nuclear energy is the most beneficial energy resource. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Protecting Our Environment <ul><li>Nuclear energy plants produce electricity through the fission of uranium. </li></ul><ul><li>Nuclear power plants produce clean energy. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Protecting Our Environment <ul><li>Nuclear plants vs coal plants </li></ul><ul><li>Handling and disposing nuclear wastes. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Worldwide Benefits <ul><li>More than 400 nuclear power plants are operating in 25 countries around the world today. </li></ul><ul><li>These plants supply almost 17 percent of the world's electricity. </li></ul><ul><li>About 83 new nuclear energy plants are currently being built around the world. </li></ul>
  6. 6. The Drawbacks to using Nuclear Energy <ul><li>Nuclear energy is a controversial issue in many countries. </li></ul><ul><li>The reasons for this center round the issues of safety, waste, and nuclear weapons. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Nuclear Waste <ul><li>Although the radioactive wastes may be dangerous for thousands of years, part of coal wastes will be dangerous forever. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Nuclear Weapons <ul><li>People fear the word “nuclear” because of nuclear weapons. </li></ul><ul><li>How hydrogen and atomic bombs work. </li></ul><ul><li>Why we must not fear nuclear energy. </li></ul>
  9. 10. Conclusion <ul><li>Overall, nuclear energy has proven to be most beneficial to our society. </li></ul><ul><li>No lack of CO2, greenhouse gasses, and other gases it emits into the atmosphere. </li></ul><ul><li>The drawbacks are safety, radioactive waste and promotion of nuclear weapons. </li></ul>
  10. 11. <ul><li>Thank you </li></ul><ul><li>for </li></ul><ul><li>listening. </li></ul>

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