Here is the committee's statement to me on the letter you are to
write. [My comments in brackets
and bold type]
"Nuclear energy cost is not affected
by price fluctuation related to oil and coal and by far has the
lowest impact on the environment [How
can its impact be less than photo voltaic (solar cell) energy
generation? It is not possible to be honest about the
environmental impct of nuclear energy production without
considering names like Fukushima, Three Mile Island, Windscale
and Chernobyl,] since it does not release any gases like
carbon dioxide [True that the
operation of the plant does not release CO2, but the
committee who wrote this did not include the fact that such a
plant uses massive amounts of concrete and concret productions
is responsible for 10% of the human released CO2,], methane which are largely
responsible for greenhouse effect. South Carolina’s four existing
nuclear power plants supplied 54% of the state’s net electricity
generation in 2014. Two new reactors are [were] under construction at
the V.C. Summer Nuclear Station site in Fairfield County."
The above is our assigned topic but I will allow other topics with
approval by me otherwise write a letter to a legislator [should have said "elected official,
appointed government official or Company CEO" since those are in
their list below] of your choice discussing your position
regarding the building of two new nuclear power plants in South
I support [should read "resuming"]
the building of two nuclear plants in SC.
I do not support the building [should
read "completion"] of two nuclear plants in SC.
For either position, suggest advantages and disadvantages. Discuss
the basics behind nuclear energy generation using physics context.
There is no right or wrong answer. Fully support your position.
A few examples of relevant legislators to write this to:
Rick Perry – United States Secretary of Energy
Henry McMaster – Governor of South Carolina
Lynn J. Good – President and CEO of Duke Energy [Not sure why this person is here
becasue Duke Energy has nothing to do with this issue at the
present. Don't write them.]