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Nuclear Warming by FatherofGod Nuclear Warming by FatherofGod
There have been changes amongst our world. The pollution, the decay, the beauty in life that is being washed away.

Been learning a lot about global warming lately....although nuclear power plants don't cause global warming it's actually plants that make use of fossil fuels....but couldn't think of a more literal attractive title...still gets the point across. Nuclear power plants can be even more dangerous if something goes wrong...not a nuclear explosion but radioactive waste can get dispersed and cause an evacuation and massive panic.

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cutekitten05 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2019  Student Artist
toasty 
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spikedpsycho Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014
Actually I've visited a nuclear power plant and I can say compared to any fossil powered place it's nothing short of antiseptic in terms of cleanliness. It also pales in comparison to the radiation people get exposed to in nature.
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dragonkingofthestars Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014
not entirely fair, but i do understand you point. a very well composed piece.
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Dzhulyet Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
Cool art. Petting is sensual! 
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josharts529 Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
the steam that comes out of the chimneys is actually pressurized water, so its harmless to the atmosphere
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anthony-g Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013   Digital Artist
lol this became some dumbass argument about nuclear reactors and smoke
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Nod3rator Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay, first of all, nuclear power plants don't make smoke. At all. Also, those large fat cooling towers aren't only used in nukers. Radioactive waste is not stored in metal barrels, and is not just dumped anywhere. And those tall, slender towers are typically found in coal plants, not nuclear power plants.
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ramaeschlimann Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
Well, nuclear power is a very clean process in deed. I disagree with those dark clouds plume over the cooling towers.

BTW this is just a comment about the deviation. I do not support the Nuclear Power.
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Nod3rator Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why is everyone so against nuclear power?
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ramaeschlimann Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
Because radioactive waste. That's the unique problem.
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DeviantART789789 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
France actually recycles Nuclear Waste. Interesting right?
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ramaeschlimann Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
Absolutely interesting! If that occurs with success, nuclear power will be the future!
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Nod3rator Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How bloody hard is it to dig a massive hole, line it with concrete, and fill it with depleted uranium?
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ramaeschlimann Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
It's hard, because it's impossible to prevent things like earthquakes, materials stress and fails, that produces fails on that kind of structures during time.

It is dangerous when you have a leak, and leaks happend when you do that kind of "holes".

So, to avoid that dangerous leakages, many people is against nuclear power, but good news are coming with the french people that is building the new fission reactor, that is more powerful nuclear power plant than the older ones that works with fusion and without the problem of the radioactive waste.
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Nod3rator Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
(Just a note, it's not a fission reactor if it operates with fusion, but I get what you mean)

And yes, the fusion reactors are very good, they don't make waste, they're clean, and, here's the best bit: You get more then what you put in.

You know what a perpetual machine is? Those machines that run forever. Well, that's sort of like a fusion reactor. It could be dangerous if it's not powered properly (an explosion is 1000 times stronger then a standard bomb) but if you avoid building it near earthquake zones, like in the desert, you should be good to go!
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FatherofGod Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yea I made this a few years ago without knowing.
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ramaeschlimann Featured By Owner May 15, 2012
Ok. :handshake:
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cannibol Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012
good work! i posted thjis in my facebook group, earthart fukushima 3/11.
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cannibol Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012
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Afterskies Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
If the Cooling towers are spewing black smoke like that, something is insanely wrong. As in, impossibly wrong.

Nuclear reactors are INSANELY safe, so long as all the old ones (like the ones you see in the news) are actually updated like they should be.
That, and any new nuclear reactors built these days will actually be reducing the gross human-carbon footprint, as their cooling towers will be built with CO2 scrubbers inside, making them unarguably the cleanest form of energy, because they'll be making up for far more CO2 than is produced in their construction...

... So please do research on a topic before you start arguing against it.
I appreciate the art, it's wonderfully done, but I fail to see the metaphor when they're actually counter the argument you're trying to display. It gets to the point of fear-mongering, and is actually somewhat unnecessarily offensive to anyone who works in the nuclear field.
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Nod3rator Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They don't need CO2 scrubbers. They don't make CO2. They take uranium-235 and/or plutonium-239 and fission it. The heat produced spins turbines with water. It also spits out steam used in the cooling of the reactors.
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Afterskies Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Very true. However, cars, coal and natural gas plants, cattle, people, et cetera, do. The CO2 scrubbers are not a part of the reactor plant, rather, they are placed in the signature cooling towers, so as air is drawn over the tertiary coolant, the air is also scrubbed for CO2, helping to make our overall gross emissions, as a people, zero.
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Nod3rator Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah.

The Earth's fossil fuels will only last another 30 years. They should begin conserving things like coal for future generations.
However, once it does run out, pollution will go down. The future will be a future of fusion, fission, water power, solar power (technically a branch of fission), geothermal power, and wind power (also technically a branch of fission, due to wind being created by the sun's heat)
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FatherofGod Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes I made this awhile ago without knowing what actually happens. Although I don't make this art for myself and don't care much about this issue even though it is important. I make my art because I know others will care.
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Dcrazygreen Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011
Amazing!! :)
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Jimbolimbo369 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011
great picture, but just so you know, nuclear plants don't produce smoke.
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FatherofGod Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yes good point. I just exaggerated the effect to make it look more harmful. If I were to make it more realistic I would give it lighter/whiter tones and make it less thick.
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Lancerlover Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
It looks more like a coal power plant, most nuclear power plants have been re-designed to not have cooling towers because people were getting the cooling towers confused with nuclear power plants. I could go on...
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Nod3rator Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They need the cooling towers... To distinguish coal from nuclear, coal has those tall slender cooling towers (along with 1 or 2 fat ones), while nuclear generally only has the fat ones.
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Lancerlover Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Newer nuclear plants: [link]

Coal power plant in UK: [link]

My point is, generally they are interchangeable but most new nuclear plants do not have such cooling towers. It depends on their location, but more often than not, nuclear plants are of different design.
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Nod3rator Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's all the media's fault. Anyway, cooling towers help stop accidents like fish destroying them.
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Jimbolimbo369 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011
thats cool, great job again on the pic
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thegreenL Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011
This is the result of not doing proper research.
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malcolm3454 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011
idk why, but i love nuclear power. i beleive it'll be the future source of electrical energy for the human race.
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Nod3rator Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nuclear fusion, I hope. Fission is unreliable, it will be out of fuel in 100 years. Fusion, on the other hand...
And yeah, I like it too.
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durahanpius Featured By Owner May 15, 2011
problem is coal and oil power cause a lot more death in mining extraction, are incredibly polluting and are a issue for health,
renewable give low power in comparison to the other and i doubt with actual tecnology it can cover the worlds need
So what's the solution?


anyway i like your picture :)
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tenjihyuuga Featured By Owner May 8, 2011
excuse me, may I have your permission to use this in my global warming project? Its perfect!
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FatherofGod Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry a bit late but hope you could use it.
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a01087483 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011
Its a shame tho :/

Considering the amount of energy that they can produce with such little effort :/

Well I don't know, weŽll have to see how bad the waste ends up being at Fukushima before people can make a final judgment on them <,<

But yeah doesn't look good :p

Anyways fantastic image :3!
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Russo93 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
cooool !!!:))
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Kutanra Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
hey can I use this in my physics case study? Just as some pictures to pad out thepathetically small amount of writing, but its really good picture and it'll stand out :)
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FatherofGod Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yes you can
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Kutanra Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you :)
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Tallest-Ariva Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Nuclear power plants don't create harmful byproducts, though. They don't create carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, or sulfuric oxide like coal plants do.
However, I agree that nuclear power plants are very dangerous, because if there's a meltdown, it's over.
Awesome shading, though. I love how ominous the cloud looks coming out of the cooling tower...
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Nod3rator Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's why they should be built in nevada/some desert, and not built ANYWHERE near a fault line. Fukishima's meltdown was all the quake's fault...
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Tallest-Ariva Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, I don't even remember commenting on that picture, but I agree. When it comes to nuclear power plants, it's all about location. I really don't think they should be in or near large cities. We have one about an hour from where I live, and I'm still a little nervous about it.
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Nod3rator Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, an hour away? There are some highways in Europe (I went there on a holiday) which have nuclear plants right next to them. They often are rainy areas and have lots of clouds everywhere (from the cooling tower)
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Tallest-Ariva Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I would be so uncomfortable about that. It's just like... what if something happens while I'm driving by? D: But I'm sure with today's technology, they're able to make them safely. Most of history's meltdowns had something to do with bad design or negligence, or simply bad location, which probably isn't a problem anymore.
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Nod3rator Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Most of the meldowns had to do with nuclear power being brand new, too. Since they were all new, they obviously had poorer technology. Nowadays, the chances of nuclear disaster are slim. Japan is trying to move away from nuclear power, and I indeed support that, because Japan is on a fault line. If it weren't for that, ふくしま-だいち(fukishima-daiichi) would still be running.
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