Question of the Week: Should the United States should continue using Nuclear Energy?

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Last week we asked you if you agreed with the US Supreme Court decision in favor of the Westboro Baptist Church. 43 Residents responded with 24 residents (56%) saying they disagreed, 16 Residents (37%) saying agreed, and 3 residents (7%) saying they were unsure. The question of the week poll is unscientific and does not reflect the view of Osky News.

This week, we shift to an international/national issue. Late last week, we learned that the citizens of Japan had been the victims of a devestating earthquake and tsunami. The earthquake was the largest ever recorded in Japanese history. The ensuing tsunami devestated areas hit hard by the earthquake. One of the biggest effects of the tsunami was the effect it had on the nuclear power plants. Several plants suffered serious damage. At the time of this writing, a partial meltdown was feared to be occurring at number 3 reactor at the Fukushima I power plant. In additon to the possible meltdown, two explosions rocked the facility on Saturday and Sunday only worsening the situation.

The situation in Japan has seemed to spark discussion over the use of nuclear energy in the United States. The problems in Japan have sparked memories of the Three Mile Island accident in which a partial meltdown occurred. Proponents of the use of Nuclear Energy say that the incedents in Japan are rare and wouldn’t happen here. They say that because of the small amount of nuclear facilities in the United States the chances of any accidents at the same magnitude as in Japan happening here are very little. Opponets on Nuclear Energy cite the accidents in Japan as reasons why we shouldn’t have nuclear energy. They say that risk of a nuclear accident is very large.

Now it’s your turn to decide. Vote in our online poll. The poll will be open until 9pm next Sunday when we will close the poll and release the final voting numbers. If you have any questions or comments, please e-mail us at info@oskynews.org or visit us on our Facebook page.

 

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