Science & Technology 11

TOPIC

The pros and cons of nuclear power generation?
(原子力発電に対する賛否両論)

(上記TOPIC、英語で意見を論理的に述べる技術とトレーニング第7章より引用)

Advocate

Advocate: Some people say that nuclear power is very dangerous and bad for the environment but I think nuclear power generation is the most efficient way for power generation until we find other more efficient and eco-friendly way.
(主張:原子力発電に反対する人もいるが、他の環境に良く効率的な発電法を発見するまでは今のところ原子力発電が最も効果的)

Why?

@: Now the rising price of oil is a very serious problem and burning fossil fuel is highly polluting.
(高騰する石油の価格は重大な問題でまた化石燃料を燃やすことも環境汚染になる)

A: the possible level of a radiation leak is negligible and there is actually a storage facility, like Yucca Mountain, that has been ready to receive nuclear waste and they will build more that kind of facilities.
(放射能漏れの可能性は少なく、また核廃棄物を保管しておくヤッカ山のような施設も現にあり、これから他にも建設予定)