It is true beyond doubt that nuclear energy is the way to go. Nuclear energy being very reliable in terms of output and the stable price of production provides a wide opportunity to ensure the security of energy supplied to consumers is at control (Kortelainen et al. 5). Given that nuclear energy provides around 64% of the United States clean electricity, and being that its long-term reimbursements is way better than the current type’s energy we have in regard to climate change, one can conclude that nuclear power is vital in our society today. National security in areas of nonproliferation and environment can be maintained by providing the necessary export materials for the U.S to support nuclear energy export. Being that the current forms of energy we use destroys the ozone layer exposing our children, the coming generation contract diseases such asthma, which will make the future of our world dull since most of the young ones grow sick of asthma (Murray et al. 7). It is therefore important that we implement the use of nuclear, as it is the only way to save the coming generation. Being that nuclear energy also has a stable price in the market makes it very much better than what we currently use. It is also environmental friendly.
The full cost of this type of energy can only be estimated since the cost majorly depends on the location of the plant. It cannot be calculated unless the plant is already build up in a particular area. However, it is estimated that construction of the nuclear power plant is quite expensive though the running cost is reduced as compare to other sources of energy (Rabinowitch et al. 12). However, in cost calculation one would probably consider the capital cost, operational costs, external cost and other operational costs.
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Murray, Raymond, and Keith E. Holbert. Nuclear energy: an introduction to the concepts, systems, and applications of nuclear processes. Elsevier, 2014. Pp 7.
Rabinowitch, Eugene, and R. Linn Belford. Spectroscopy and Photochemistry of Uranyl Compounds: International Series of Monographs on Nuclear Energy. Vol. 1. Elsevier, 2017. Pp 12.