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This paper discusses how fossil fuels are running low on supply and renewable energy has yet to be realized, as well as developed. The paper then looks at the one power that is safe and abundant - nuclear energy. The paper contends that nuclear energy be realized as a fuel for the future and be developed enough so that the world can thrive in its abundant energy.
From the Paper:"It has been said that the power to regulate is the power to destroy. This has certainly been the experience of the nuclear industry. Regulation of many industries increased rapidly during the 1970s. In 1970 when Maine Yankee was being licensed, there were 91 permits to be obtained including, for example, a permit to discharge sewage. By 1975 this had risen to over 400 permits per plant (Duffy 165). But there are only two regulatory authorities of importance: the Federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and the various state Public Utility Commissions. The NRC regulates safety, including radiation safety, although that is often delegated to the states. They are sensitive to public opinion and have often been very assertive of their power and their duty. "
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Cite this Argumentative Essay:
Nuclear Energy (2008, April 28) Retrieved November 27, 2022, from https://www.academon.com/argumentative-essay/nuclear-energy-103183/
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