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Re: Group 4
by Ian Mo - Friday, 17 April 2020, 11:12 PM

Hi Chaitanya,

Thank you for your reply. Your concern for Nuclear Energy is respectable and I can definitely see your point of view. Yes, the data about nuclear energy accounts for fewer deaths compared to coal mines may be slightly irrelevant, however, the point I am trying to make is that the public media overexaggerates the disadvantages of Nuclear Energy. And your point on nuclear radioactive decay is interesting. Nuclear waste is pretty easy to dispose of in large pools of water. These pools are so safe that you can swim on top of it with no harm! Compared to coal, nuclear energy has less damage to the environment... And I actually agree with your view on the risk of power plants increases exponentially as there are more, as there could be possible chain reactions. I never actually thought of that point! I'm certain we could space them out so in the unlikely event that there is something wrong, it could be contained. 

Thank you for giving me another perspective to this topic!