Nuclear Energy Without Nuclear Waste
The Problem We Face
Currently, the way in which we generate electricity is by boiling water. Nuclear Fission, Oil, Coal and Natural Gas are currently used as fuel sources to boil water at high temperatures, around 1,000C degrees, which generates steam, which turns a turbine, attached to a shaft, which turns an AC generator, and sends electricity to the end user, via copper wire.
The delivery vehicle is a centralized/distributed system. It is generated somewhere else and transported long distances, through copper wire to its final destination - our homes, offices and factories. This is known as the power grid. Due to the long distance between the power generation and the final destination, much energy is wasted during the transmission. In addition, as a result of its massive size, incredible amounts of time and money are needed to sustain and repair the grid.
Basically, we are burning the remnants of long dead, carbon based life; plants and animals, which over the eons have been converted to oil, coal and natural gas. This results in the creation of carbon based pollution, or CO2 (carbon dioxide). Currently, fossil fuels are used to generate about 70% of our nation’s energy requirements.
Nuclear Fission doesn’t cause air pollution but does generate dangerous nuclear waste that we can’t get rid of for thousands of years. When exposed to humans, it causes cancer and many other deadly diseases. How many people died at Chernobyl? This particular energy source is used to produce 20% of our country’s energy needs.
Combined, these two energy sources are responsible for 90% or more of the globe’s energy production and consumption. As a collective pair, they are also responsible for the vast majority of the world’s man made pollution.
In essence, we need a fuel source that can heat water to 1,000C degrees and does not pollute our environment
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