Nuclear energy has a lot of upside because of the enormous amounts of energy that it produces; however production of temporary energy, through the fission process isn't worth the damage that it poses to the future. Inadequate storage facilities, extremely high cost,, and questionable transportation methods all add to the potential of a nuclear disaster. Currently, 15% of all generated energy annually is from nuclear power. As of 2008, 430 nuclear plants are spread between 31 countries. However, no individual country has perfected the strategy for handling the potential nuclear problems.
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