Nuclear power plants are fueled by nuclear energy, which is produced from uranium found underground. However, this energy produced for the purpose of providing electricity may have an impact on global warming. How do nuclear power plants affect global warming? Find out by reading on.
Generates enough waste
Nuclear power plants generate a fair amount of waste, which negatively impacts the climate. Note that more than 20,000 m³ of nuclear waste is produced per year by nuclear power plants. Half of this is highly radioactive and will unfortunately remain so for many years, which is not good for the climate.
When this waste decomposes, it releases certain components that are harmful to the climate and persist for long periods. These pose problems such as the proliferation of rodent insects in warm climates due to the existence in the waste of abundant food and several larvae sites. When all this hazardous waste is not quickly treated, it has a negative impact on the climate.
Nuclear power plants: dangerous energy for the climate
Nuclear power plants are a very harmful energy for the climate. This was initially justified by the misadventure at Chernobyl and then at Fukushima. In addition, in Europe, and more precisely in France, a plethora of accidents and oddities have occurred at nuclear power plants. Apart from that, it should also be noted that most of the nuclear facilities are aging.
More than half of the reactors are nearing the end of their lifespan. However, due to their high cost, they are difficult to replace. This phenomenon disrupts the weather, which has a negative impact on global warming. The advances in energy matters favor the development of people, but all this has heavy consequences on the planet. Whether it is at the maritime level or at the level of forests, global warming has a great impact on our continent.