Nuclear Power

English Oral
Today I’d like to find an answer to a question, sitting at the thresholds of our minds for far too long. “Should we have nuclear power plants in Australia?” and to that specific question, my answer is yes. I’m betting you don’t know much about nuclear power plants, so let me explain it in simple English,
• Rods of Radioactive materials, such as uranium are placed in water which causes a reaction generating mass amounts of steam.
• The steam is then channelled through a turbine which generates electricity.
• Most times steam is trapped by a condenser which breaks the steam back down into water and it is then recycled into the fission chamber.
• During this process, an external cool water supply is used to cool the fission reactor to keep things from overheating and exploding
Nuclear Power is much, much cleaner than other methods of producing power. It doesn’t spit out poisonous gasses such as carbon, sulfer and nitrogen dioxide. In these modern times were having a protest a day against greenhouse gas emissions, well, the federal government has found that we could save 10million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions from nuclear power plants accompanied with other forms of energy saving options for rural towns and remote areas. Now, is all these protestors put down their pickets and asked for a nuclear power plant, all their prayers would be answered.
When Compared to fossil fuel waste, the product of nuclear power, or nuclear waste, is not only in a small quantity, but it also remains confined as not to impact on its surroundings. It has been proved that if a typical family of four uses nuclear power for all its needs then the waste produced over a period of a lifetime would be the size of a golf ball, and we all know how hard it is to be hit by one of those, they’re teenie weenie and itsy bitsy.
Nuclear power plants will last; they have a lifespan of around 40 to 60 years before they need an update.
The source of nuclear power is uranium and can...