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Why Nuclear

Environment

Nuclear energy has a very low impact on the environment, especially in relation to kilowatts produced.

Nuclear power plants don’t emit harmful gases, and they require a relatively small area for production. There are no adverse effects to water, land, habitat, wildlife, or air resources. 

Emissions-Free Energy

Nuclear energy is an emissions-free energy source because it doesn’t burn fossil fuels to produce electricity. Nuclear power plants don’t produce nitrous oxide or sulfur dioxide that could threaten our atmosphere and environment. It also doesn’t produce carbon dioxide or other greenhouse gases that impact climate change.


Clean Water

Water discharged from a nuclear power plant contains no harmful pollutants and meets regulatory standards for temperature to protect aquatic life.


Wildlife Conservation

Nuclear energy promotes wildlife conservation because the areas around nuclear plants and their cooling ponds are so clean, they are often developed as wetlands that provide nesting areas for water fowl and other birds, new habitats for fish, and the preservation of other wildlife.


Land and Habitat Conservation

Nuclear energy promotes land and habitat preservation. Nuclear power plants produce a large amount of electricity in a relatively small space and they require significantly less land for their sites and operations than other energy sources such as wind.