Nuclear power plants in the World

Introduction. Discussion. History of Nuclear power plants in the world. Largest Nuclear power plant in the world. Nuclear power plants in Lithuania. Nuclear power plants pollution and demage. Conclusion. Bibliography.

Subject: Currently, nuclear power plants produce about one third of the electricity and 15 percent. all European Union (EU) energy consumption. This sector is responsible for low-carbon energy supply and relatively stable prices, it is attractive to energy supply security and combating climate change.

Objective: To introduce the history of nuclear power plants, around the world, benefits and pollution to the world.

By building nuclear power plants, everyone is talking only about money and benefits, ignoring the fact that living in the outskirts of nuclear power plants, we can never be one hundred percent safe. As shown in Japan occurred in the Fukushima nuclear disaster, even applying the strictest security measures, we can not absolutely guarantee that you can avoid disaster. By the way, currently operates across the world through the 400 nuclear power plants, which account for about one-sixth of the world's electricity consumption.

It is argued that nuclear power does not pollute the environment and can help resolve climate change issues. In fact already built a nuclear power plant emits little carbon dioxide and other pollutants, but considering the entire nuclear cycle - from uranium extraction to radioactive waste management - we will see that it is completely non-organic. Uranium is not a renewable energy source, and its stock is rapidly declining.

Increasingly doubt and this type of energy security. One of the biggest fears of the use of nuclear energy there is an accident or terrorist attack risk. German researchers conducted the study states that the operation of a nuclear power plant in 40 years the probability of a serious accident is just 0.1 per cent. European Union operate more than 150 nuclear power plants. The probability of a serious accident in Europe is 16 percent. The world operated 400 nuclear power plants. The probability that a 40-year one of them will break down is as much as 40 percent. Painful experience that the nuclear power plant accident can happen for a variety of reasons: human error, equipment failure, natural disasters ...

Nuclear energy development at the beginning (1954-1970 m.) Was dominated by the almost unanimous opinion that it is the cheapest potentially inexhaustible source of energy. It seemed that the nuclear reactor - is fantastically simple, very compact plant, uranium latent thermal energy causing that transform into electric power for a long time I paid. And in fact the first generation of nuclear power plant construction took place very rapidly, construction was cheap, did not trouble funding needed research is mainly financed from the military budget, because uranium was needed, and nuclear weapons and nuclear reactors - submarines and aircraft.

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