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Nuclear energy

Postby Thirteen-thirty-seven » Wed Nov 23, 2005 12:38 pm

Do you think the benefits of nuclear energy outweigh the risks? Which are the best alternatives?
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Re: Nuclear energy

Postby space_ninja » Wed Nov 23, 2005 3:21 pm

Thirteen-thirty-seven wrote:Do you think the benefits of nuclear energy outweigh the risks? Which are the best alternatives?


Nuclear energy despite it the risks involved with it is the only viable way of reducing greenhouse emmisions. Renewable forms of energy aren't advanced enough to deal with the demands of modern living anyway.
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Postby fuzzy » Wed Nov 23, 2005 3:25 pm

To be honest- I have no idea!! I dont know enough about this topic to really give a balanced and fair argument
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Postby pinkparrot » Wed Nov 23, 2005 4:03 pm

I'm not sure either for I am still at a lowly Yr10 level that says nuclear energy releases terrible chemicals into the atmosphere so we should use some other method. I don't know any details!
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Postby parnassus » Wed Nov 23, 2005 7:10 pm

Storing the waste is a big problem. What to do with it? It needs to be buried in secure chambers for thousands of years!
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Postby pinkparrot » Wed Nov 23, 2005 7:11 pm

Yes. It does no good to the environment floating around in the air like that.
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Postby chocolatefudgecake » Wed Nov 23, 2005 9:30 pm

I mthink everyone should just cut down the amount of energy we use - even if it's just doing small things like turning lights off, turning things compleatly off rather than leave them on standby and things like that.
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Postby pinkparrot » Wed Nov 23, 2005 10:17 pm

Maybe, but isn't this about the type of energy rather than how much of it you use? I mean that's a very good point, but not quite the point of the debate...
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Postby parnassus » Wed Nov 23, 2005 11:31 pm

Yes. It does no good to the environment floating around in the air like that.


I'm not talking about emissions, but about radioactive waste.
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Postby pinkparrot » Wed Nov 23, 2005 11:35 pm

I understand. Got it now!
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Postby chocolatefudgecake » Thu Nov 24, 2005 9:48 pm

If people used less electricity and it we would be able to use safer ways/more environmentally friendly ways which we can't use because of the demarnd for electricity.
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Postby parnassus » Thu Nov 24, 2005 11:34 pm

We don't need half the electricity that we use. If we all did simple things like turning off lights when we leave a room, the demands would plummet.
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Postby Thirteen-thirty-seven » Fri Nov 25, 2005 8:46 am

The government estimates 40% of Britains electricity could be provided by offshore windfarms. If every house had solar panels, that could produce a further 25%.
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Postby pinkparrot » Fri Nov 25, 2005 4:13 pm

I have done this in geography. "What are the advantages and disadvantages of wind farms?" and so on...
Making posters and tables about energy conservation and different types of energy wasted more energy than ever!
How does the bit about energy can't be created or destroyed come in? Or can it?
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Postby chocolatefudgecake » Fri Nov 25, 2005 6:49 pm

pinkparrot wrote:How does the bit about energy can't be created or destroyed come in? Or can it?


other energys are changed to make electrical energy
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