Nuclear Power Station

Y11 One World Essay: Should Lisbon have a Nuclear Power Station

      To build a Nuclear Power Station its necessary planning and investment. Portugal at the moment doesn’t have a good economic capacity. The following   fig. 1 demonstrates that smaller countries doesn’t have economic capacity to build Nuclear Power Stations but bigger countries like China, France ,Russia and others, have high economic capacity and they can afford Nuclear Power Stations.

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      Science solved a way to give cheap and safe electrical energy for our homes, industry and local environment creating Power Stations, Nuclear Power Stations, Solar Panels and many more other ways. Some people praise the technology as a low-cost, low-emission alternative to fossil fuels, while others stress the negative impact of nuclear waste and accidents.

      Power Stations use Power Plants that depend on atomic energy don't operate that differently from a typical coal-burning power plant. It heats water into pressurized steam, which drives a turbine generator, they burn fossil fuels. And at a Nuclear Power Station, Nuclear Plants depend on the heat that occurs during nuclear fission, when one atom splits into two.

      Nuclear Power Stations have advantages and disadvantages. The advantages are, nuclear power is not expensive, it doesn’t produces smoke and CO2, it doesn’t contribute to greenhouse effect, produces huge amounts of energy with small amounts of fuel, doesn’t produces much waste and nuclear power is reliable. Disadvantages are that the problem of radioactive waste is still such a big problem, the waste from nuclear energy is extremely dangerous and it has to be carefully looked after for several thousand years, there are also high risks like, accidents can still happen. The consequences of an accident would be absolutely devastating for human being and nature. Nuclear power plants as well as nuclear waste could be targets of terrorist. During the operation of...