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Proposition: Julianne Barteck (Homeschooled) vs. Opposition: Amanda Gonzalez (Colegio Bilingüe New Horizons)

Judge: Erin Bruni Suzuki (Shorin Global)

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  • Julianne Barteck
    Julianne Barteck
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    Amanda Gonzalez
    Amanda Gonzalez
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    Posted at May 18, 2020 09:57:55PM EST by Julianne Barteck

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    https://e360.yale.edu/features/why-nuclear-power-must-be-part-of-the-energy-solution-environmentalists-climate

    https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/coal-ash-is-more-radioactive-than-nuclear-waste/

    https://www.esgi.net/2015/05/08/know-efficiency-of-nuclear-power-energy-staffing-jobs/

    https://www.world-nuclear.org/information-library/country-profiles/countries-t-z/usa-nuclear-power.aspx

    https://www.nei.org/advantages/jobs

    https://endcoal.org/coal-mining/

    https://www.history.com/news/mine-fire-burning-more-50-years-ghost-town

    Posted at May 20, 2020 05:05:25AM EST by Amanda Gonzalez

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    Ali, U. (2019, September 24). Nuclear energy is 'too expensive and slow to save climate': report. Retrieved from https://www.power-technology.com/news/nuclear-energy-report-wnisr/

    Anita. (2015, February 3). The Legacy of Uranium Development on or Near Indian Reservations and Health Implications Rekindling Public Awareness. Retrieved from https://www.mdpi.com/2076-3263/5/1/15/htm

    Coal and gas are far more harmful than nuclear power – Climate Change: Vital Signs of the Planet. (2015, November 5). Retrieved from https://climate.nasa.gov/news/903/coal-and-gas-are-far-more-harmful-than-nuclear-power/

    Cost of India's Uranium Mining in Jadugoda: Cancer, Abortions, Deformities. (2019, January 12). Retrieved from https://www.dianuke.org/cost-of-indias-uranium-mining-in-jadugoda-cancer-abortions-deformities/

    Dunai, M. (2019, September 24). Nuclear energy too slow, too expensive to save climate: report. Retrieved from https://www.reuters.com/article/us-energy-nuclearpower/nuclear-energy-too-slow-too-expensive-to-save-climate-report-idUSKBN1W909J
    Ellis, S. (2019, March 2). What Are the Benefits of Uranium Mining? Retrieved from https://sciencing.com/what-are-the-benefits-of-uranium-mining-13652882.html

    Kelsey Sinclair Journal. (2017, July 8). Activists warn against more uranium mining in the Black Hills. Retrieved from https://rapidcityjournal.com/news/local/activists-warn-against-more-uranium-mining-in-the-black-hills/article_9fbcf2a2-a781-5fe2-a164-e502c70590c3.html

    Land Needs for Wind, Solar Dwarf Nuclear Plant's Footprint. (2015, July 9). Retrieved from https://www.nei.org/news/2015/land-needs-for-wind-solar-dwarf-nuclear-plants

    Runyon, J. (2019, September 9). Renewables vs. Nuclear: Do We Need More Nuclear Power? Retrieved from https://www.renewableenergyworld.com/2015/04/28/renewables-vs-nuclear-do-we-need-more-nuclear-power/#gref

    Sen, D. (2019, September 2). Nuclear Energy Vs. Fossil Fuel. Retrieved from https://sciencing.com/about-6134607-nuclear-energy-vs--fossil-fuel.html

    The end of fossil fuels. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.ecotricity.co.uk/our-green-energy/energy-independence/the-end-of-fossil-fuels

    Uranium Mining and Fuel - Nuclear Power Info. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.fairewinds.org/uranium-mining


    Posted at May 21, 2020 08:53:12AM EST by Joe Leeson-Schatz

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    https://climate.nasa.gov/news/903/coal-and-gas-are-far-more-harmful-than-nuclear-power/

    http://advantage-environment.com/future/is-thorium-a-cleaner-safer-and-cheaper-alternative-to-uranium/?fbclid=IwAR1iLElMzOD3PHt8ntEXppGIY_kX1ALS1tGoMVIvIt_DzNKFK_KgTSvwx0Q

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/energysource/2012/02/16/the-thing-about-thorium-why-the-better-nuclear-fuel-may-not-get-a-chance/#2a459d911d80

    https://cna.ca/news/theres-uranium-seawater-renewable/

    https://www.grandcountyutah.net/257/Moab-UMTRA-Project?fbclid=IwAR2lpeOaHN4WrD3hteLQfp3iqxCBtEEWzkwU2GNVlMJDaPPDNSzgf7k4eMk

    https://www.deseret.com/2008/7/2/20261712/cleaning-up-moab-tailings-could-cost-up-to-1-billion

    https://digitalcommons.law.ou.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1568&context=ailr pgs 21 & 22

    https://www.nextbigfuture.com/2008/03/deaths-per-twh-for-all-energy-sources.html

    https://www.iaea.org/sites/default/files/publications/magazines/bulletin/bull21-1/21104091117.pdf

    https://www.americanexperiment.org/2018/06/limited-lifespans-wind-turbines-result-higher-costs-energy/

    https://www.greenbiz.com/article/what-will-happen-solar-panels-after-their-useful-lives-are-over

    https://www.energy.gov/ne/articles/whats-lifespan-nuclear-reactor-much-longer-you-might-think

    https://earth911.com/business-policy/solar-vs-nuclear-best-carbon-free-power/

    https://world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Fourth-Chinese-AP1000-enters-commercial-operation

    https://nvdatabase.swarthmore.edu/content/residents-protest-gain-closure-vermont-yankee-nuclear-power-plant-usa-2005-2013

    https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/reaction/readings/french.html

    https://www.eia.gov/energyexplained/nuclear/us-nuclear-industry.php


    https://www.iaea.org/newscenter/news/long-term-potential-of-nuclear-power-remains-high-iaea-report


    https://www.world-nuclear.org/press/press-statements/combatting-climate-change-faster-with-new-nuclear.aspx?fbclid=IwAR12Czj2fMKbJ8DiFeuHdFAqxy933WO27mXzbx2o-wJXcbjrb5nA5kNozuA

    https://science.sciencemag.org/content/353/6299/547

    https://www.worldnuclearreport.org/The-World-Nuclear-Industry-Status-Report-2019-HTML.html#_idTextAnchor004

    https://www.renewableenergyworld.com/2015/04/28/renewables-vs-nuclear-do-we-need-more-nuclear-power/#gref

    Posted at May 22, 2020 09:07:15AM EST by Joe Leeson-Schatz

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    Ritchie, H. (2020, February 10). What are the safest sources of energy? Retrieved from https://ourworldindata.org/safest-sources-of-energy

    n.a. (2019, October) IRENA https://irena.org/-/media/Files/IRENA/Agency/Publication/2019/Oct/IRENA_Future_of_wind_2019.pdf

    Guidez, J., & Gabriel, S. (2016, March 4). Extraction of uranium from seawater: a few facts. Retrieved from https://www.epj-n.org/articles/epjn/full_html/2016/01/epjn150059/epjn150059.html
    Useful lifespan of wind farms increases to 30 years. (2019, September 26). Retrieved from https://www.energylivenews.com/2019/09/27/useful-lifespan-of-wind-farms-increases-to-30-years/

    Davis, L. (2020, March 30). The High Cost of Nuclear Jobs. Retrieved from https://energyathaas.wordpress.com/2020/03/09/the-high-cost-of-nuclear-jobs/

    Posted at May 22, 2020 08:33:51PM EST by Julianne Barteck

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    https://www.libertypowercorp.com/energy-technologies/nuclear-power-lowers-electric-bills-chicago-greater-illinois/

    https://newatlas.com/nuclear-uranium-seawater-fibers/55033/

    https://www.americanactionforum.org/research/what-it-costs-go-100-percent-renewable/

    https://ourworldindata.org/safest-sources-of-energy

    https://www.nei.org/advantages/jobs

    https://www.world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Study-quantifies-nuclear-sector-s-job-creation

    https://www.iaea.org/newscenter/news/going-long-term-us-nuclear-power-plants-could-extend-operating-life-to-80-years

    https://digitalcommons.law.ou.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1568&context=ailr

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/personalfinance/2019/03/01/natural-gas-coal-nuclear-power-what-electricity-costs-in-each-state/38948593/

    Status

    This match has been completed. Show the Decision.

    Submitted at May 24, 2020 03:23:47PM EST by Erin Bruni Suzuki

    Category Julianne Barteck Amanda Gonzalez
    Use of evidence: 4.5 5
    Delivery skill: 5 5
    Coherence of arguments: 5 5.2
    Responsiveness to opponent: 5 5.2
    Identification of key points: 5 5
    Comments: You present a compelling case for nuclear power, backed with strong evidence. You paint a very thorough picture of the the dangers of nuclear power and challenge your opponents arguments effectively.

    The decision is for the Opposition: Amanda Gonzalez

    Reason for Decision:

    This was an extremely close debate. In the end, I awarded the match to Opposition. I feel that both sides debated most deeply around 2 issues: dangers and cost efficiency.

    In terms of dangers, I feel like this is a slight win for Opposition. Opposition presents slightly more evidence and a deeper analysis about the dangers in mining uranium and said contamination. Other power sources are thoroughly analyzed in terms of probability of accidents, but the analysis and evidence opposition presents convinces me that there are unique, irreversible harms in using nuclear power.

    In terms of cost efficiency, Opposition presents enough evidence to show me that nuclear power is not the only cost efficient option. Furthermore, there is a successful flip on job creation, showing that labor intensive electricity does not actually result in lower costs to the consumer. I was waiting for a response on this from Proposition.

    This was an extremely close debate. Thank you for an excellent, high level match!


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