Knowledge Gained from Destruction

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Nuclear energy has is an overall success and continues to be because it is a reliable, efficient energy source that produces minimal pollution. Although it is a efficient energy source, it is also a massive destructive force that has been used in the past and can be used in the future if not properly defended against. America today can learn from instances in the 20th century such as the atomic bomb drops, exploration of fusion reactions, the knowledge gained from the three mile island accident, and from espionage. Nuclear technology is basically that manipulation of atoms in their current state. Usually radioactive elements such as high-grade plutonium or uranium are used in order to create a massive radioactive reaction that have the potential to obliterate any object in its way leaving a lasting negative effect on the environment. Nuclear energy was mainly researched for the atomic bomb droppings that occurred in 1945 as a result of Japanese oppression during World War II. The science of atomic manipulation, atomic radiation, nuclear fission and nuclear fusion was first developed in 1895. Research began to significantly speed up when the government took a large interest in the destructive force that nuclear weapons had the potential to hold. The only reason that the world ever had the experience of nuclear energy was because of World War II and oppression. Nuclear Energy came with a price of thousands of lives, that were not rightfully taken, but without those lives lost, our world would be different today, and we continue to learn from the mistakes and from the successes that we have had with nuclear technology. The atomic bombs dropped on Nagasaki and Hiroshima have a lasting effect on America by allowing everyone to see ... ... middle of paper ... ... and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics on the Limitation of Anti-Ballistic Missile Systems." U.S. Department of State. U.S. Department of State, n.d. Web. 06 May 2014. 2) Bellis, Mary. "Nuclear Power - Timeline of Nuclear Technology and the Atomic Bomb." Inventors., 03 Apr. 2014. Web. 06 May 2014. 3) "Atomic Bomb Dropped on Hiroshima." A&E Television Networks, n.d. Web. 05 May 2014. 4) "First Half of Chernobyl Cover on the Move." Chernobyl. N.p., n.d. Web. 06 May 2014. 5)"The Manhattan Project." The Manhattan Project. N.p., n.d. Web. 06 May 2014. 6) "Nonproliferation | National Nuclear Security Administration." NNSA. N.p., n.d. Web. 06 May 2014. 7) "Three Mile Island Accident." Three Mile Island. N.p., n.d. Web. 04 May 2014. 8) "Interesting Energy Facts." : Nuclear Energy Has Great Potential. N.p., n.d. Web. 06 May 2014.
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