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Advantages of Nuclear Fusion for Energy - Nuclear energy is an alternative to using fossil fuels. Although nuclear energy is also nonrenewable, it has a much lower amount of air pollution, as well as a lower risk of affecting the climate through global warming. There are three main kinds of nuclear energy, nuclear fusion, nuclear fission, and radioactive decay. This report will explain how nuclear fusion works, as well as explaining the advantages and disadvantages of nuclear fusion. Nuclear fusion occurs when two or more elements are fused together....   [tags: Nuclear energy, ] 782 words
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Fukushima and The Future of Nuclear Power - On March 11, 2011, in Japan’s main island was sudden, violent shake of the earth with a magnitude of 9.0 on the Richter scale. The earthquake resulted in extremely bad damages and the tsunami, which came after the shake, caused the Fukushima Daiichi power plant’s explosion. This brought about a spread of radioactive substances into the surroundings. After this event, there has been growing concern as to whether nuclear energy is a dangerous source of power. Several European countries, such as Switzerland, Germany, Italy, reacted to this accident (“IRRS follow-up mission Germany 2011,” 2011)....   [tags: Nuclear Energy]
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The Future of Nuclear Power - Nuclear plants have been generating electricity since 1954. (O'Keefe, O'Brien, Pearsall, 2010) It was very perspective technology, which could change the world. So nuclear power was developed quite fast. Many new nuclear reactors were built in the U.S., Canada, Japan, several European countries, and the former USSR. (Vanek &Albright, 2008) As a result substantial amount of electricity has been generated by nuclear power since 1970. Then in 1973 oil crisis started, therefore many countries thought that this technology can help them to become less dependent on foreign oil....   [tags: Nuclear Energy]
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Nuclear Solution For the Future - Nuclear Solution for the Future For forty years the United States has encountered increased prices and demand for energy. So what has been done to end the country’s energy crisis. Numerous organizations such as, The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Energy (DOE) have done research and made recommendations, but no systems have been put in place to resolve this volatile situation. The U.S. has resources and technologies available to solve the energy issue within the next 30 years, yet politicians struggle with the topic for fear of voter reprisal....   [tags: Nuclear Energy]
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Nuclear Radiation and Fallout Effects - The Fallout If a nuclear fallout were to occur, the earth would turn into a radiated wasteland. The earth would be essentially non-liveable, but it could be possible to survive. People, with the help of fallout shelters and bunkers, would be able to survive the initial attack and quite possibly live in the shelters until the radiation has dropped to a level in which they can survive. Now, the difference between a nuclear explosion and a convention explosion is that a nuclear explosion can be thousands, or even millions of times more powerful than the largest conventional detonations....   [tags: nuclear fallout, nuclear explosion, radiation]
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The Chernoblyl Nuclear Plant Disaster - In the early morning of April 26th, 1986, two explosions tore through the Chernobyl nuclear power plant leaving behind nothing but rubble, nuclear fallout, and the infamy of what will probably long be called the worst nuclear disaster in history (World Nuclear Association, 2013). The cities of Chernobyl and Pripyat remain ghost towns due to extremely high levels of radiation still present 28 years after the explosion. The undeniable environmental effects of the blast couple with the severe health effects to earn the Chernobyl explosion its infamy....   [tags: nuclear fallout, worst nuclear disaster]
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Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant - March 11, 2011 marked the date in which the northern region of Japan, Tohoku, experienced a dreadful environmental tragedy that altered the lives of many Japanese people. A massive earthquake and tsunami triggered widespread and irrevocable damage to not only the Tohoku region and communities living there, but also to the nuclear reactors at the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant ensuing the uncontrolled release of radiation into the environment. Due to this nuclear catastrophe at the Fukushima Daiichi Power Plant, many people have begun to question the plausibility of nuclear safety and the possibility of reliable government information....   [tags: Nuclear Power] 2165 words
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Nuclear Power as An Alternative Energy Source - Nuclear fission is going to become more and more useful in worldwide power production for the foreseeable future. The reasons are numerous, but can be summarized by the relative ease of reliable power production that is provided. This does not go without having many disadvantages. But it is the fact that nuclear fission provides a massive amount of reliable electrical energy at a relatively low cost that has many countries investigating the possibilities of nuclear power generation. To understand why nuclear power would be the only option (at this time) for an alternative to fossil fuel burning for energy production is to understand its history, the world’s current power production from nucl...   [tags: Nuclear Energy]
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Ridding The World of Nuclear Weapons - In history, nuclear weapons have been used twice during the closing days of the World War II. The first one was dropped on the 6th of August 1945 on Hiroshima and the second bomb was dropped three days later on Nagasaki. Those bombs have stretched the limits of human imagination with millions of innocent people killed. Fortunately, those are the first two nuclear bombs that were used until now, just yet. Many organizations, many countries, and many people have debated on the pros and cons of nuclear weapons....   [tags: Nuclear Weapons Essays]
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The Effectiveness of Nuclear Weapons for Deterrence - Warfare, has been used throughout the centuries by kings, emperors, and rulers to protect their land and more so their people. There are two types of warfare, one being that of traditional warfare which generally, consists of leaders using mass armies to conquer the opposing side, however, changes in technologies and weapons meant that leaders had to rethink the way in which they fought battles. The use of gunpowder weapons changed the way in which battles were fought dating back as early as the late 13th century with the introduction of the bronze-barrelled cannon (Rietbergen, 1998)....   [tags: Nuclear Weapons Essays]
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Nuclear Energy -- The Fukushima Disaster - Humans have long been faced with the challenge of finding a sustainable source of energy that will produce enough electricity to maintain the standard of living they have become accustomed to. Burning coal and other fossil fuels was the primary solution before nuclear energy was discovered. It was thought to be much better for the environment because usually there were not dangerous chemicals released into the atmosphere, but concerns have been raised about its health effects. There are two types of nuclear power: fusion and fission....   [tags: fusion, nuclear accidents, radiation]
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The Chernobyl Nuclear Plant in Ukraine - On April 26, 1986 the entire world’s view of nuclear energy changed forever (Nave Chernobyl, n.d., para. 4). This was because on that day there was a massive explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear plant in Ukraine (part of the USSR at the time). Science can be applied to this event to explain why the plant exploded in the first place. Science can be used to look at how the plant was designed to work versus how it worked at the time of explosion. This event had massive health effects on nearby humans as well as animals and plants in the area....   [tags: radiation, disaster, nuclear power]
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The Debate Over Nuclear Power - At first glance, nuclear energy seems like a great alternative to burning fossil fuels. It is a cleaner more efficient power source, that does not cause global warming or acid rain. U.S. nuclear reactors rely on uranium, which is naturally abundant locally, so nuclear power reduces reliance on foreign energy. However, while some argue that nuclear power plants are as safe as any energy production, the radioactive waste produced as well as nuclear accidents like Three Mile Island are evidence that alternative options should be explored....   [tags: nuclear reactors, global warming]
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Argument Against Nuclear Power - Every Friday in Japan, the lawn of the office of the Prime Minister fills up with hundreds of Japanese citizens to protest in concern about the country’s ongoing nuclear program in spite of the meltdown of the Fukushima-Daichi power plant. 170 miles north of Tokyo, the meltdown happened in 2011 after a back to back earthquake and tsunami devastated cooling capabilities within the plant, which subsequently led to the meltdown of one of the reactors. This even displaced tens of thousands of people from their homes....   [tags: Anti Nuclear Energy]
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In Support of the American Nuclear Arsenal - In Support of the American Nuclear Arsenal August 5, 1945. A day that the entire world will remember, as it was the day that the first of two nuclear strikes against Japan ended World War Two. Although at the time “Fat Man” and “Little Boy” were the lesser of two evils, they started an arms race like the world has never seen. The Soviet Union, America, Great Britain, France, and later China, all started to produce nuclear weapons. The arsenals of these countries would soon number in the tens of thousands....   [tags: Nuclear Weapons, World Conflict, Defense]
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Nuclear Power Is Too Dangerous and Should Be Phased Out - Just a few years ago there was a significant catastrophic nuclear failure. This failure caused huge amounts of radioactive materials to be released into the environment. The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster quickly became the largest nuclear incident since the 1986 Chernobyl accident while both have affected the environment immensely with radiation. Due to the potential safety issues, the risk to the environment, and the dangers of nuclear power, the use of nuclear facilities must be called off to prevent meltdowns and irreparable damage to the surrounding area....   [tags: Nuclear Energy]
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The Viability of Nuclear Energy - The world as we know today is dependent on energy. The options we have currently enable us to produce energy economically but at a cost to the environment. As fossil fuel source will be diminishing over time, other alternatives will be needed. An alternative that is presently utilized is nuclear energy. Nuclear energy is currently the most efficacious energy source. Every time the word ‘nuclear’ is mentioned, the first thought that people have is the devastating effects of nuclear energy. Granting it does come with its drawbacks; this form of energy emits far less pollution than conventional power plants....   [tags: Advanced Protocol, Nuclear Plant Disaster]
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Cooling Systems in Nuclear Reactors - Cooling Systems in Nuclear Reactors Introduction Nuclear power plants make up 15% of the world’s electricity production. The US produces the most nuclear power, with France and Japan following second and third. Nuclear reactors are used in nuclear power plants to produce heat that will create steam to produce energy. Nuclear power plants convert thermal energy released from nuclear fission. The core of a nuclear reactor builds up heat and this heat needs to be controlled and filtered out somewhere....   [tags: fuel, uranium, nuclear power plant]
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The Progress of Commercial Nuclear Power - As begins every typical paper written on the progress of commercial nuclear power, a bit of history related to the nuclear power industry is custom. Beginning with the Generation I reactors (early prototype reactors), such as Shippingport, Fermi I and Magnox, which lead us to Generation II reactors (commercial power reactors), such as the more commonly known light water reactors; pressurized water reactors (PWR) and boiling water reactors (BWR). Other General II reactors include the CANada Deuterium Uranium reactor (CANDU), advanced gas-cooled reactor (AGR), and the voda voda energo reactor (VVER)....   [tags: nuclear power, power industry, terrapower] 1056 words
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Civil Nuclear Cooperation Initiative with India - Nuclear technology and weaponry is an issue that has often been the focal point for many nations around the world as it relates to the development of their foreign policy. During the past fifty years, nuclear technology has been on the rise and in some cases has resulted in tension between certain nations. One example would be that of the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962 when the United States and the Soviet Union almost engaged in nuclear war. Since the rise of nuclear weaponry, global precautions have been taken to prevent the outbreak of war and violence....   [tags: US India Nuclear Deal]
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Nuclear Power: Dirty, Dangerous and Expensive - The energy industry is beginning to change. In today’s modern world, governments across the globe are shifting their focuses from traditional sources of power, like the burning coal and oil, to the more complex and scientific nuclear power supply. This relatively new system uses powerful fuel sources and produces little to no emissions while outputting enough energy to fulfill the world’s power needs (Community Science, n.d.). But while nuclear power seems to be a perfect energy source, no power production system is without faults, and nuclear reactors are no exception, with their flaws manifesting in the form of safety....   [tags: Nuclear Power Essays]
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Nuclear Power Plants and Earthquakes: Fukushima - Nuclear Chemistry Project - Fukushima There are too few precautions that are taken when considering Nuclear Power plants and the dangers involved. People trust the regulations too easily. Some systems fail; there needs to be more safety features and backup systems/plans that are checked more regularly. Nuclear power is made by a nucleus absorbing a neutron. It then splits into nuclei that are lighter than the original nucleus. This process emits large amounts of energy in the form of heat. Fuel rods are long slender rods of zirconium that provides the reactor with fuel....   [tags: nuclear power, Tsunami, Japan]
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Germany's Decision to Abandon Nuclear Energy - An accident occurred in Fukushima on March 11, 2011, produced a resonance in the international community with regard to nuclear policy. Many countries have not changed their views on nuclear power. For example, governments of the countries such as the U.S., Ukraine and Russia have decided not to make changes in the further development of atomic energetics (“Policy Responses to the Fukushima accident”, 2011). Nevertheless, there is the exception in the form of Germany’s reaction. The German government led by Angela Merkel took the radical decision with respect to the energy future of the country....   [tags: Nuclear Energy, Germany]
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Nuclear Energy: The Future of Energy Production - Humanity as a whole needs to replace our outdated energy resources with newer, more efficient, less wasteful and destructive sources. Petroleum, Coal, lead batteries and many other high-risk sources are already being replaced by cleaner and safer methods of creating and storing energy. Semi-Renewable sources such as biofuels and collected methane are being implemented to clean up waste from agricultural sources. Renewable sources such as Hydroelectricity and Solar Energy are also being implemented, but are too costly to keep up, have a high rate of waste if ever they fail, and don’t have nearly enough energy output to sustain large populations....   [tags: Pro Nuclear Energy]
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Moving Away From Nuclear Energy - Although it is the irresistible trend to put an end to nuclear power, we could not achieve the nuke-free dream through an immediate action. There are a few essential reasons. Firstly, given that energy is the fuel of the sustainable development of economy , we have to consider how to supply the deficiency caused by the elimination of nuclear power plants. Unfortunately, it is almost impossible to completely replace nuclear power right away with other sources. According to the last three quarter reports published by Taipower, the largest amounts of energy sources is offered by coal (40.46% on average) followed by gas (30.26% on average) , nuclear power (18.27 on average) and water power (4.19...   [tags: politics, nuclear power]
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Nuclear Energy; How Safe is It? - March 11, 2011 an earthquake of 9.0 magnitude struck and caused a tsunami that led to the meltdown of three reactors at Japans Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. Hundreds of thousands of people found themselves victim of contamination from one of the worst environmental disasters in history. So, how can Nuclear Energy be safe, this is just one of many accidents to happen whether it is by natural disaster or human error nuclear energy is not safe. It has been estimated that some types of spent fuel will be dangerous for 240,000 years and others more than two million years....   [tags: human error, daiichi nuclear plant, disaster]
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Peaceful Uses for Nuclear Technology - DISEC Angola Topic 1: Peaceful Uses for Nuclear Technology I. Introduction Nuclear technology can be useful for things such as food preservation, insect control, agriculture, medicine, water resources, and in industries as well. However, with such tremendous benefits, come large drawbacks. There have been three large accidents in the history of nuclear energy: Three Mile Island in 1979, in which the fuel dripped to the base of the nuclear reactor and the reactor was damaged but radiation was not a health issue; Chernobyl in 1986, where the reactor was not designed with a fail-safe technology of water, but was used with graphite which contains a “positive void coefficient”, the problem wit...   [tags: plutonium, nuclear reactors, Angola, UN, terrorism]
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The Struggle for Nuclear Power - Nuke’em The struggle for nuclear power has been a problem since the dawn of the nuclear age. Governments continue to use the threat of a nuclear attack as a deterrent. However, small terrorist groups may not feel threatened by a nuclear attack due to their mobility. Thus, the question remains; are nuclear weapons a necessary safety, or a danger. The solution is therefore to observe the pros and cons of nuclear capabilities, and to look at some precautions that can be taken to help protect people....   [tags: nuclear warfare, atomic bomb, duck and cover]
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Sould Nuclear Power be Used as the Main Source of Energy - Should nuclear power be used as the main source of energy. This is a very controversial topic that will be discussed here. People from both sides of this issue all care about the environment, but have different opinions on nuclear energy. Before getting into the debate, it is important to know how nuclear power plants work. The nuclear reactor, which is usually twelve meters tall, is enclosed in a dome like building made up of meter thick reinforced concrete walls. Nuclear fission produces heat which is used to heat up water which then turns into steam....   [tags: nuclear waste, nuclear reactor, clean energy]
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Nuclear Weapons And The Development Of Nuclear Warfare - Nuclear weapons are the most powerful and destructive technology ever created. From the first notion that nuclear technology could be harnessed to create a bomb, massive amounts of time and energy (as well as government funding) have been invested in further increasing the destructive yield of nuclear weapons. The process of development was carried out independently by governments worldwide. Despite the segregation of groups of scientists and secrecy surrounding their discoveries, design strategies and problems remained basically the same in all development projects with similar solutions being realized more or less concurrently....   [tags: Nuclear Weapons Essays]
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Nuclear Energy and Hydroelectric Energy: Pros and Cons - Nuclear Energy Nuclear reactors are the future of energy production. Nuclear energy can produce over 500 zeta joules of power; which is equal to about 1000 times the current energy consumption of the world. The usage of nuclear energy is declining and if power companies do not begin utilizing nuclear energy, a lot of needless pollution will be released into the atmosphere causing further damage to our already badly damaged planet. Usage of nuclear energy had been steadily rising until the fukushima disaster in Japan....   [tags: Nuclear Reactors, Energy Production]
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Nuclear Weapons in Iran and North Korea Should Be Ended - Nuclear weapons are a problem that the world is facing today as countries want to have their own for different reasons and this threatens our world’s security and stability. First it was North Korea and now Iran. As the world tries to decrease the possession of nuclear weapons, these countries are now building them for a sense of power or use in the future. No matter what the reason is, the great intimidation it causes is troubling and needs to be ended. During the Cold War, countries having nuclear weapons meant that they will think rationally and not start a war since they know the reality which is that they are dealing with weapons of mass destruction....   [tags: Nuclear weapons, government,] 545 words
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Taiwan Must Eliminate the Dependence on Nuclear Power - The public awareness of nuclear power in Taiwan has increased markedly especially after the Fukushima nuclear accidents made nuclear power a contentious front-page issue. Nowadays, Taiwan produces 22% (i.e. 5028 megawatts ) of her energy from nuclear power produced by three power plants with 6 reactors. In addition to these three power plants, the under-construction nuclear power plant four has never been far away from the center of public opinion in the past 20 years. The rising environmental and anti-nuclear movements in Taiwan have created no shortage of policy disputes and public concern on the use of nuclear power for electricity generation (Hsiao.Liu et al, 1999).It seems to be an irre...   [tags: Nuclear Power Essays]
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What’s the purpose of testing nuclear power in India? - Introduction What’s the purpose of testing military nuclear power. It is true that most of nations may not be able to understand the purpose of it because there are some risks if the testing is conducted. For example, if nation tested nuclear devices, nation may be criticised from other nations due to danger of nuclear power. However, even though the testing is risky, some nations may decide to test nuclear power for some reasons in order to justify the testing. The case in India is no longer exception....   [tags: Nuclear Weapons, Indian Defense]
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Will the Agreement with Iran Slow Their Nuclear Weapons Program? - Iran’s nuclear program is very controversial and has been even more controversial ever since they started enriching their uranium that can be potentially become a nuclear weapon. This gives the west and Israel a reason to be more concerned about the issue. However in all of this there is a revelation recently because Iran and the P 5 +1 have reach a nuclear deal in order to loosen the harsh sanctions they have received resulting in billions of dollars back to the Iranians in return for shutting down the program for half a year....   [tags: Iran’s Nuclear Weapons]
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Nuclear power - One of the most important problems the world is facing today is limited supply of energy resources. It is generally agreed that oil, coal and gas will come to end after some time; therefore it is essential to find a replacement for fossil fuels before they are exhausted. Scientists have carried out many researches, and one of the proposed solutions is nuclear power. Nuclear energy, or atomic energy, is produced in nuclear reactions, when nuclear particles collide with a neutron and explode, emitting energy....   [tags: Environment, Nuclear Energy] 2587 words
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Nuclear Weapons - Nuclear weapons are one of the most powerful weapons available to humans in terms of energy released. Only two nuclear weapons have thus far been used for war purposes in human history; detonated by the United States on Hiroshima, and Nagasaki. The Manhattan Project was started during World War II with the intention of making an atomic weapon for the United States. Today’s nuclear weapons are over 200x more powerful. Nuclear weapons are the only WMD that is not blocked by international treaties....   [tags: Nuclear Weapons Essays]
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Nuclear Weapons - Nuclear weapons are a plague on society. These weapons have no positive effects or results, yet many countries today continue to create and stockpile these weapons. The creation and storing of these weapons have immense costs. They are extremely destructive. The cleanup after the detonation of one of these bombs can cost millions and the deactivation and decontamination of the weapon itself is incredibly expensive. What do these weapons actually do. How are they made. What do they cost. How can we stop the creation and use of them....   [tags: Nuclear Weapons Essays]
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Nuclear Energy - Radiation is a form of energy that we can find almost all around us, there are many other types of radiation that exist, some having more energy than others. Although using these materials could present danger if a great deal of exposure is released. Interaction with any exposed radiation can cause a contamination to surrounding or personal property. We use nuclear energy in what we call nuclear reactors, inside of a nuclear reactor the energy is released as heat and then used as electricity, the process that makes this electricity is fission and fusion, during fission an atomic nuclease will split into separate fragments, which will release in a form of heat and radiation....   [tags: Radiation, Nuclear Weapons]
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Nuclear Weapons - So the thought of United States of America having possession of nuclear war fare and having the ability to blow up our enemies use to be to a comforting thought. I believed that the other countries would be to terrified to mess with the United States because they would fear the all mighty nuclear bomb. I am sure that I am not the only person living on America soil who also held these beliefs. It never occurred to me prior to the class that the other countries also possessed nuclear power and the dangers that come along with such an influential destruction implement....   [tags: Nuclear Arms Essays]
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Nuclear Energy: Fukushima Daiichi Power Plant - Nuclear Energy: Fukushima Daiichi Power Plant On March 11th, 2011, the country of Japan was greatly affected by the well-known Fukushima Daiichi Power Plant nuclear disaster. Due to the limited amounts of natural resources such as coal in the country of Japan, there was not a sufficient amount to cheaply and easily provide for the country’s energy needs through the use of fossil fuel. This resulted in the production of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. This power plant consisted of six boiling water reactors that ran electrical generators (Nuclear Energy Agency, 2011)....   [tags: nuclear disaster, reactors, radioactive]
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The Nuclear Inventions During the Cold War - The nuclear inventions during the Cold War made wars suicidal and indestructible for the first time. Initially, the breaking point of the divergence in the nuclear arms race was when President Truman tried to scare Joseph Stalin with the development of the atomic bomb. The attempts to create the atomic bomb succeeded and President Truman took advantage to frighten Stalin at the Potsdam Conference. As a result, Stalin had spies who notified him of the success of the atomic bomb. This pursued Stalin to create his own bomb (Foreign Relations)....   [tags: atomic bomb, nuclear weapons, hydrogen bomb] 931 words
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Food Irradiation: We Are Eating Nuclear Food! - According to Dr. Joseph Mercola, 38% of our food is being irradiated. That’s over a third of our food. You may ask yourself, well, what is irradiated food. Well, the process of irradiation is well waves of gamma radiation penetrate our food in an irradiation plant, and the gamma rays kill insects, and bacteria. However, these gamma rays don’t always kill the “bad” bacteria. Food irradiation is a terrible way to clean food, and it shouldn't be happening in this day and age, Food irradiation is very controversial....   [tags: health, nuclear regulatory commision]
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Nuclear Pollution Plagues Former Soviet Union - Imagine visiting the beautiful Russian Lake Karachay only to drop dead an hour later from lethal nuclear pollution (Zimmerman). This radiation began in the mid 1940s. The Soviet Union built a secret city in Southern Urals called Ozyorsk and constructed the Mayak plutonium plant, formerly known as Chelyabinsk-40 and later as Chelyabinsk-65 after the postal codes of the site (Wikipedia contributors). Nuclear weapons began to be produced in much of a hasty, reckless manner considering no plans to get rid of waste were thought through....   [tags: environment, nuclear pollution]
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Nuclear Energy: A Harmful Clean Energy - Introduction To reduce the GHGs emissions and resolve the climate change is still a challenge, while the world is going to facing the running out of fossil fuels energy, yet the demand of energy keep increasing in these years. One efficient approach to solve the problem is to switch to the renewable energy or, nuclear energy indeed. The more people are hold against nuclear energy science the accident in Fukushima 2011, with stronger supporting to develop the renewable energy. Compare to the renewable energy, the nuclear powers are used widely for decades with mature and applicable technology....   [tags: nuclear power, climate change, fossil fuels]
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The Middle East: Building a Nuclear Weapon - For a country to “get a bomb” in the Middle East region, it would be very difficult if not near to impossible, seeing as how this region of the world is seemingly not trusted by much of the third world. Although this statement is not entirely true, much of the western world if very suspicious of many countries within this region, especially if they get their hands on the capabilities to make any kind of Nuclear weapon capable of crossing a large distance to attack an important city or possible base/stronghold....   [tags: Nuclear Weapons, Middle East Regions, War]
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Nuclear Power - Nuclear Power a Measured Risk With daily images and reports from the recent nuclear disaster that resulted from the recent Japanese earthquake and tsunami it is easy to raise questions about the safety of Nu-clear Power Plants within the United States. Though these images maybe a cause of concern, nuclear power is reasonably safe and decreases the United States’ dependence on fossil fuels. Thesis Quickly after the disaster that occurred in Japan President Obama requested that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) conduct a safety review of the Nuclear Power plants of the United States (Koch, 2011)....   [tags: Nuclear Disasters, Energy, United States]
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Nuclear Energy: Don’t be a Fossil Fool - For decades, the world has been struggling about determining whether or not to utilize nuclear energy. From 1985, when American Cold War fears stifled nuclear technology applications for power, to 2011, when the Japanese Fukishima nuclear incident resulted in many anti-nuclear sentiments, emphasis has never been placed on the potential benefits that nuclear energy poses. These sentiments include the ideas that nuclear power poses numerous threats to people and the environment, including consequences of uranium mining, processing and transport, nuclear weapons proliferation or sabotage, and of radioactive nuclear waste; reactors, due to their complexities, are more likely to fail and cause...   [tags: nuclear power, global energy, demands]
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Nuclear Non-Proliferation Within the International Arena - Nuclear Non-Proliferation within the International Arena: An assessment on major solutions from both a realist and liberal perspective As defined by Christoph Bluth from the Political Studies Association, the proliferation of nuclear weapons is “widely perceived by political leaders as one of the major problems of global security in the contemporary era” (Bluth, 2012). This is clear by the catalog of concern and actions taken by governments around the world to address the issue of nuclear weaponry....   [tags: nuclear weapon, realist perspective, politics]
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Nuclear Disaster Report - During the years of 1945 and 1989 the United States and the Soviet Union were involved in a Cold War. (“The rewards of being wrong,” 2002) In the few years leading up to 1948, the Soviet Union had been lagging in the production of nuclear weapons. (“1942-2002 60 years of nuclear,” 2002) In order to help speed up production, nuclear weapons were being made at a plant in Kyshtym in Soviet Russia. This plant was a plutonium production reactor for nuclear weapons and nuclear fuel processing, called the Mayak plant....   [tags: cold war, soviet union, nuclear fuel]
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