Hi! I’m Eryka from the United States of America! I believe that the countries, like Germany (mentioned in the introduction), who moved away from using nuclear power made the right decision. They recognized the obvious threats that nuclear power has toward people and the environment.
To put this in terms where it is on a more personal level, people are in more danger from nuclear power. The USA, for example, is experiencing problems just being able to receive the materials and/or buy the actual materials necessary to make the power plant. The back and forth, unnecessary travel, only adds to people’s carbon footprint. We need to stop this. As of 2008 (noted in an online article by the Center for American Progress), only one company could make the bottleneck for the inside of the nuclear reactors containment vessel, and it was located in Japan. The reason this company is so important is due to the fact the inside it manufactured was made to help reduce radioactive leakage.
Another point I would like to talk about is the danger of radioactive materials in the environment.Radioactive materials have such long half-lives that they don’t get recycled out of the environment fast enough. This can have negative effects on humans who are exposed to it. Exposure to radioactive materials can cause hair loss, brain damage, and the damage of you reproductive organs. There are more body parts that can be affected, but these are just a few examples.
All in all I believe that nuclear power should not be a power source for anyone, we should look for another power source that does not have such dangerous threats to people and the environment.