Nuclear Power in the State of Washington
Nuclear power was once a remote, fearsome, and exotic concept of generating energy. Now, nuclear power is a large source of the United States of America’s power. In statistic, the United States produces the most nuclear energy in the entire world (Nuclear Companies). This form of energy is also the source of thirty percent of the energy throughout the entire world (Nuclear Companies). Washington State should consider allowing a nuclear power plant to be built because nuclear power is efficient, sanitary, and reliable.
Nuclear energy is a resourceful source of power for numerous different reasons. First, Nuclear energy would be efficient in Washington because as nuclear power plants need a source of water, the west coast is the perfect place to put this nuclear power plant. Although many people would argue that nuclear energy causes variances in the amount of water in the body of water next to it intended for the cause of producing steam, various other sources say that the change it makes is rather insignificant and does not alter the quantity of wild life in the nearby sea in an excessive extent. Waste production is much smaller and more easily contained with nuclear power than other fossil fuels one may use in place of nuclear energy. “The total volume of nuclear waste produced since the nuclear power industry began is only enough to fill a football field to a depth of about 15 yards.” (Nuclear Power) The entirety of the waste produced can be and is securely, cautiously, and wisely cared for, disposed of, and contained.
Nuclear power is much cleaner than several other sources of energy, namely fossil fuels. Though nuclear power may require using fossil fuels to transport the uranium that they use to create energy, the power plant itself does “not emit carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide, or nitrogen oxides” that other fossil fuels emit in the making of energy (Nuclear Energy). While fossil fuels often emit...