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Good or Bad? That’s the real question. Some people believe that it is bad but I think it cause more good than harm. I believe this because nuclear power emits less carbon dioxide than oils and gas, I also think this because we can use robots to do the dangerous work for us, lastly nuclear power produces more energy than oil and natural gas. This essay will argue for nuclear power.

One reason nuclear power is good is because it’s less pollutant than oil and gasoline. Nuclear power produces less carbon dioxide than oil and natural gas. It produces about the same amount of carbon dioxide as solar power, hydroelectric, and less CO2 than biomass.

Another reason is that we can use robots to do the dangerous jobs in a power plant. Some nuclear power plants in Japan are using robots to help in the plant instead of humans so they don’t get injured. This makes nuclear power less dangerous.

My last reason of why I’m for nuclear power is, it produces more energy than oil and natural gas. One ceramic pellet in a nuclear power rod gives more energy than 150 gallons of oil. The pellets are stacked on end to end to make up 12 foot metal fuel rods, that’s 18,000,000 pellets. That amount of energy is equivalent to 2,700,000,000 gallons of oil.

Others however may argue that nuclear power is bad because it’s dangerous, yes it is dangerous however there are ways to make creating nuclear power less dangerous. An example of that is that we can use robots to do the dangerous work, the evidence to back this up is that people are actually starting to use robots like in Japan. Even if it is dangerous it’s better for the environment and it produces more energy.

I believe that nuclear power does more good than harm, I believe this because nuclear power produces more energy than oil and it’s not as pollutant as oil, we also can use robots to make it less harmful. These are important because they cover most of the issues people have with nuclear power. People think that it is good and we need it. I think we need it because we only have one earth and we should protect it.

Shawn Uselman, Sauk Prairie Middle School, Sauk City

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