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Nuclear power has become a large topic of debate world-wide. But it has become clear that nuclear power is one of the safest, most efficient, and environment friendly power source. Nuclear power works by splitting an atom’s nucleus (center) which releases energy and a small amount of radiation.

The first reason why nuclear power is the best energy solution is that it is very environment friendly. When used nuclear power releases almost no co2 in to the air. And any radiation produced by power plants is contained and not released.

The second reason why nuclear power is the best solution for energy is that it is very efficient. It is one of the first ways to always make power without hurting the planet.

The last reason that nuclear power is the best energy solution is that it is safe. The nuclear power industry has a perfect safety record meaning no one has ever died of a nuclear power related accident.

Some people may argue that nuclear power plants are very expensive and hard to shut down safely. But I argue that almost all power plants are very expensive and nuclear power is the best for the environment.

Nuclear power has become a world-wide debate with people saying it is the worst and best power source. I think that we should start using nuclear power plants around the world and stop using coal and other fossil fuels.

Colin Wernsing, Sauk Prairie Middle School, Sauk City

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