The use of nuclear energy is still controversial.
- The storage of used fuel is an issue.
- Plutonium is often a waste material that is known to cause cancer and is used to make nuclear weapons.
- Fresh water circulates through the condensers and is returned to its source causing a rise in temperature. This increase in temperature creates environmental stress.
- Nuclear accidents do happen and citizens are concerned about the effects of a meltdown.
Whether you are for or against nuclear energy, you are encouraged to use energy wisely so that existing resources will last longer and less damage to the environment will occur.