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Nuclear Technology And Nuclear Weapons

- ... Coal, oil, natural gas and water resources are limited, and human’s demand for energy is increasing, therefore, nuclear power is a very important resource. Paying full attention to the nuclear power has become a main trend in the world. At the end of 1985, in 26 countries spread everywhere in the world, there are 374 nuclear power plants which are operating; their total installed capacity is 249754MW (million watts), which is about 15% of the installed capacity of all power plants combined. Beside this, nuclear technology also provide multiple radioactive isotope products, ray instrument and radio technology to several department in the national economy....   [tags: Nuclear power, Nuclear fission]

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Nuclear Weapons And Nuclear War

- ... Indeed, nuclear proliferation is based on fear but nations take it into consideration as a precautionary method. Even though nuclear weapons possession could potentially lead to nuclear war, nations should be in a position to possess nuclear weapons because conflicts between them would be averted. To illustrate how a conflict would be averted, author Patrick Lynch explains how the game prisoners dilemma fits perfectly to explain the nuclear arms race. In the game, the rules are simple. Students partner up in the classroom and the teacher gives the option to the students to share points or steal points....   [tags: Nuclear weapon, Nuclear proliferation]

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Nuclear Weapons And Nuclear War

- ... Although the countries the countries avoided wiping out the human race it certainly did not help foreign affairs across the globe. The scariest part about all of it is that it will likely take some form of an accident for the world to change their mind. It is only a matter of time until we have a calamity with nuclear weapons. Leaders of nations have assured us that it is near impossible to have an accident. On the other hand, that is what they say about everything before it happens. In 1986 the Chernobyl nuclear power plant had an explosion and released massive amounts of radiation into the atmosphere changing millions of people’s lives....   [tags: Nuclear weapon, Nuclear proliferation]

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The Nuclear Of Nuclear Weapons

- ... In spite of this, Kenneth Waltz in Foreign Affairs thinks Iran having nukes would only bring increased peace “where nuclear capabilities emerge, so, too, does stability.” I have a friend who is from Kuwait and he feels this would not create more peace, but would actually create a cold war-like condition between Israel and Iran. Personally, I think that the world would be better off with less nukes, or even for all of them to vanish. Regardless, people like Waltz argue that there is never going to be zero nuclear bombs, so it’s inevitable that developed countries who are well-mannered enough will have them, and should have nukes available for insurance to threaten attackers if the need a...   [tags: Nuclear weapon, Nuclear proliferation]

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Nuclear Energy And Nuclear Regulatory System

- ... This organization would be tasked with the oversight of development, testing, and implementation of nuclear energy motors that are incorporated into a civilian vehicle. The U.S. NRC would need to ensure that the nuclear engines and radioactive materials that go along with the engine are produced safely, the shielding is adequate to protect humans and environment from prolonged exposure and accidents, and that the nuclear engines would be capable to be self sustaining. The aspect of a self sustaining nuclear engine will be the largest regulatory obstacle for the NRC, current nuclear plants have entire teams of operators that are always onsite that control the nuclear reaction....   [tags: Nuclear power, Nuclear fission]

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Nuclear Power And Nuclear Energy

- ... Some are concerned about the exposure risks in transporting the waste from all over the country into a single location. Opponents suggest that until a technology for safe and permanent containment has been developed, it is irresponsible to continue nuclear production. Another controversial issue is the industrial expenses. Jed Babbin, writer for the Washington Examiner, stated “Nuclear power is the most expensive way ever devised to generate electricity. The method is not anywhere near cost effective....   [tags: Nuclear power, Energy development, Nuclear fission]

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Nuclear Weapon And Nuclear Weapons

- ... Moreover, Japan has been protected by U.S. force since Japan and U.S. singed U.S. Japanese security Treaty. Japan currently has maintained to have more than 35,000 troops in Japan to against the potential threat from other states. Similarly, other states like South Korea, Taiwan and Australia has been intended to use extended deterrence from other states attack as well. However, realists asserted that states cannot be fully depend on extended deterrence because, if one of the U.S. ally was under attacked U.S....   [tags: World War II, Nuclear weapon]

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Nuclear Energy And Nuclear Power

- Nowadays, Nuclear energy has gradually gain the favor from many people around the world. As of today, nuclear energy has supplied 12% of the world’s electricity, (R2) and in some countries, such as Japan, nuclear power plant is the major source of their electricity. The reason behind this phenomena is that nuclear power plant provides reliable and efficient amount of electricity and emits fewer greenhouse gas. (R1) However, just as every step accompanies sacrifices, the development of nuclear power plants has encountered numerous obstacles which caused consequences to human....   [tags: Chernobyl disaster, Nuclear power, RBMK]

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The Causes And Effects Of Nuclear Threat

- ... The most solid examples is the threat of North Korea on the United States. Having nuclear weapons is the main reason that makes North Korea fear a nuclear attack on the United States. On the other hand, some people might argue that North Korea’s nuclear weapons are the biggest block for the United States in intervening North Korea. This is partially wrong, because the United States has learned from the mistakes of Hiroshima and Nagasaki attacks, which cost 200,000 human lives. Indeed, The United States is trying to find a more peaceful solution for the North Korean nuclear threat....   [tags: Nuclear weapon, Nuclear proliferation]

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Nuclear Weapons Of The United States

- ... When the United States uses force (threating to use its military), it sends a negative message connotatively, causing other nations to distrust America. Reducing the United States nuclear stockpile, will promote healthier relation with non-ally nations. An excellent case study analyzing the strategic relationship between the United States and the People’s Republic of China by Thomas Fingar and Fan Jishe. Thomas Fingar is the Oksenberg-Rohlen Distinguished Fellow at Stanford University’s Institute for International Studies and former Chairman of the National Intelligence Council (NIC)....   [tags: Nuclear weapon, Nuclear proliferation]

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The Banning Of Nuclear Power

- ... Obviously, the main reason which Japan depends on using nuclear power to generate electricity is due to the large generation of energy that can satisfy the needs of industries and countries, since the nuclear power facilities can generate energy at 91% efficiency rate constantly (World Nuclear Association). However, in environmental perspective, there are various substitutions which can replace nuclear power, such as wind power, hydroelectric power and solar power. These types of renewable energy are more favorable to our planet and human’s health....   [tags: Nuclear power, Nuclear fission]

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The Nuclear Weapons Of North Korea

- ... North Korea will strike if threatened; so progressing with caution is necessary. “North Korea is a society with a permanent siege mentality. It has lived under a constant threat of war since the 1950s” (Armstrong, “Some Historical Perspective”). This quote is significant for many reasons. One is because North Korea has been known to betray the US in the past, mainly because of the breaking of the treaty. North Korea broke the non-proliferation treaty in 1959 despite full trust that was bestowed to them....   [tags: Nuclear weapon, Nuclear proliferation]

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The Debate Over Nuclear War

- ... The authors used a few other studies to help readers realize the danger of a nuclear war. One study that these authors use are from a 2006 paper by Alan Robock and his colleagues. This study used a scenario for a nuclear war between India and Pakistan. The bombs used in this study are significantly lower (less than half of each country’s’ nuclear arsenal and less than .03 percent of the world’s nuclear weapons). Even with such a limited nuclear war the effects of it will be damaging to South Asia....   [tags: Nuclear weapon, Nuclear proliferation]

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Different Types of Nuclear Energy

- ... In the next stage each deuterium nucleus combines with a hydrogen nucleus to form helium-3. In the final stage two helium nuclei combine to form a helium nucleus and two more hydrogen nuclei. A nuclear reactor is a device in which controlled fission is used to produce energy. Power plants generate electricity by rotating coils in a magnetic field. The energy produced by the fission of uranium provides heat which turns water into steam which then turns the turbines, generating electricity. Nuclear reactors are becoming a more common source of electricity with 77% of France’s electricity coming from nuclear reactors....   [tags: nuclear fission and nuclear fussion]

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The Physics Of Nuclear Waste

- ... The potential risk for accidents is highly elevated. According to Amy Hagopian, a professor of global health at the University of Washington, in Jennifer Week’s article, “The potential hazards and risks are huge, so minimizing transport makes sense. It just takes one accident, and then everyone will be pointing fingers.” Weeks also reports that by shipping spent fuel across the country that cancer rates would increase significantly over a projected time span of 50 years. In Week’s article, Gerald Pollet, executive director of Heart of America Northwest (HOANW), states that “you can 't move spent fuel without irradiating people along the truck routes.” Coal power plants emit large amount...   [tags: Nuclear power, Nuclear fission]

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The International System and a Nuclear World

- ... The author of this article writes, “The greatest influence over when India will begin nuclear force reductions remains its assessment of the security threats emanating from its nuclear armed regional competitors,” (Lee 143). Here the belief is that decreasing the arms of existing nuclear nations will decrease the likelihood that other nations will feel threatened into constructing their own nuclear arsenals. The articles “Living with a Nuclear Iran” and “America’s Meltdown towards “Global Zero”” also concur that humans today are living in an already nuclear world....   [tags: destructive nuclear weapons, nuclear Iran]

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Nuclear Power Is A Global Issue

- ... Experiments of scientist can change the element dived to a new compound of an atom. In 1939, some scientist tried to split uranium by neutron, the result was the atom split, it releases energy and heat, but three neutrons go to other uranium and split, and continue splitting, therefore, a big explosion will happen. Uranium is like fuel, widely used to produce nuclear energy. That’s because uranium atoms split very fast. Uranium can be found very easily, uranium can be found in rocks all over the world....   [tags: Nuclear power, Nuclear fission, Uranium]

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Nuclear Energy Is A Tricky Topic

- ... According to the U. S. Department of Energy, America will need 28 percent more electricity by 2040. In order to facilitate this demand for energy, hundreds of new power plants are going to have to be constructed. The demand of energy is only going to rise, so having nuclear energy as a staple of the overall American energy production will prove to be immensely vital. Looking forward to the future, what can nuclear energy do for us. Nuclear power can provide clean and reliable energy without causing major damage to the environment, unlike the coal and gas burning facilities that are commonly seen....   [tags: Nuclear power, Nuclear fission, Uranium]

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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, ]

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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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The Discovery Of Nuclear Weapons

- ... To ensure that the project was a success, the two Countries used a lot of resources. The first atomic bomb was tested in 1945 and its power amazed even the very people who had built it. Upon the completion of constructing the atomic bomb by the United States, Germany had already aborted their plan of building the weapon. It, therefore, meant that they were no longer a threat to the rest of the World. However, the United States went ahead to use the deadly weapon. In particular, the United State applied the nuclear bomb to stop the ongoing war in the Pacific (Goldschmidt, 1982)....   [tags: Nuclear weapon]

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Nuclear Weapons And Its Effects On The World

- ... Administer our societies. Inform our dreams. They bury themselves like meat hooks deep in the base of our brains. They are purveyors of madness. They are the ultimate colonisers.” A cursory look at the statistics of the nuclear warheads around the globe gives a clear idea of how frightening the scenario is. Despite of many efforts of disarmament by UN and other international organizations, several countries are making tacit or open efforts to find a place in the nuclear club. There are eight countries that have successfully detonated nuclear weapons....   [tags: Nuclear weapon, Nuclear proliferation]

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The Problem Of Nuclear Energy

- ... The key factor here, however, was the mismanagement of a nuclear reactor was the cause; the entire meltdown could have been prevented even with the continued existence of a nuclear power plant. Chernobyl was in possession of a failing Soviet Union and ran by managers who ignored warnings and employed a staff who failed to act upon the early misgivings. It was a lesson to never take nuclear power in a lax manner, and if mishandled the results could be disastrous. Nearly thirty years has happened since Chernobyl’s meltdown, which had occurred over thirty years after the first reactor (AM-1 Obninsk Nuclear Power Plant, launched on June 27th, 1954)....   [tags: Nuclear power]

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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 Waste Is The Most Problematic By Product Of The Nuclear Energy

- ... Prolonged exposure to radioactive substances, percolation of radioactive substances into soil and poisoning the crops grown, polluting the underground water are few examples of how nuclear by-products impact our environment. Though these impacts does not surface immediately, they are sure to be felt in long term creating an unsafe environment for the future generation. Nuclear waste is only the tip of iceberg of the negative effects of nuclear power generation. If we consider the bigger picture, involving the process of gathering raw material for nuclear power generation, the logistics of material movement and other satellite system, then the impact is magnified manifold....   [tags: Nuclear power, Nuclear fission, Uranium, Coal]

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Nuclear Weapons Cut Them Out !

- ... An estimated 13,470 nuclear weapons are deployed worldwide by eight countries, with another 14,000 weapons held in reserve, according to the 2005 edition of the SIPRI Yearbook, published by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (Reed, Hampshire College). If one day the world becomes’ populated by ten or twelve nuclear-weapon states, the chances that nuclear weapons would be fired out of anger or accidentally would increase. Butler states, “There is, in fact, an axiom of proliferation....   [tags: Nuclear weapon, Nuclear proliferation]

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The Threat Of Nuclear Warfare

- ... Ten days after Japan was given the Potsdam Warning, the first atomic bomb, named “Little Boy” was loaded onto the plane Enola Gay and dropped on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. That bomb’s explosive force was equivalent to 15,000 tons of TNT. An estimated 135,000 total of people died because of this bomb. Because Japan wasn’t informed of the severity or magnitude of the bomb dropped on Hiroshima, the government had no intentions of surrendering. Next, on August 8, 1945, the second atomic bomb, named “Fat Man”, was dropped on the city of Nagasaki....   [tags: Nuclear weapon]

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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 United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission

- ... This disaster resulted in the contamination of thousands of gallons of water that was then dumped directly into the Pacific, possibly affecting generations to come ( What would occur if a disaster like this occurred to one of these predated nuclear reactors. A common trend with technology is that it grows better in with time in both efficiency and typically size, as is the case with computers. Nuclear reactors are very similar in this regard; as the technology of yesterday produces far more nuclear waste than the nuclear technology found in today’s generation of reactor (   [tags: Nuclear power, Nuclear fission]

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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]

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Is Nuclear Energy A Solid Alternative?

- ... This releases energy, which then creates heat. A cooling agent, often water, is then turned into steam. The steam proceeds to rapidly turn a turbine, which generates electricity at rapid rates with a high output. In 2014, all the nuclear power plants in the U.S. created 800,000,000,000 kilowatt hours of electricity (Nuclear Energy, n.d.) Overview. In this way, even a small piece of uranium the size of a golf ball could supply one person’s energy needs for all of his or her life (Connor, 2015, ¶ 9) In addition, nuclear energy is expected to last a long time, beyond anyone’s lifetime in the next few generations....   [tags: Nuclear power, Nuclear fission, Energy development]

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The Atomic Bomb And Nuclear Power

- ... Radioactive waste is constantly hitting people from their cell phones and from the sun, so there is minimal risk that the nuclear waste is deadly. The possibility of a nuclear power plant blowing up is slim to none and has only happened once in the United States history. A nuclear power plant having a meltdown is more likely to occur. Three Mile Island is a perfect example of this. Three Mile Island nuclear power plant was operating near full capacity in 1979. One day, there was a cooling malfunction which cause one of the reactor cores to melt, which in turn destroyed the reactor....   [tags: Nuclear power, Nuclear fission, Radioactive waste]

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Nuclear Weapons Of The United States

- ... There will also be a removal of the stockpile of 98 percent being transported out of the country to a safer location. In Arak there will be changes made to the reactor which will no longer produce plutonium which in necessary for a weapon (Prather 2015). In the case of having the IAEA involve, their teams will provide data about the programs in Iran. The IAEA will also do it routine inspection of the sites that Iran has or the converted facilities. The agreement will give a sanction relief from all the countries that have created the agreement....   [tags: Nuclear weapon, Nuclear proliferation, Cold War]

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The World 's Fascination With Nuclear Weapons

- ... He subscribes to the theory that nuclear weapons were not necessary to end Japanese involvement in World War II; that there were several other factors that were leading to their inevitable surrender. Furthermore, he contends that many tend to forget that there were many non-nuclear bombings that caused more casualties than the bombings of Nagasaki and Hiroshima. From there, Mueller argues against the notion that nuclear weapons have been the underlying factor in preventing a third world war....   [tags: Nuclear weapon, Nuclear proliferation, Terrorism]

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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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Nuclear And Non Nuclear Families Of The Post Apocalypse

- ... The mother, father, and son scenario would not have played in their favor in the post-apocalyptic world. The mother would have dragged the family down with her thoughts of suicide and negativity. In the scenarios the boy and the man faced later on in the novel without the mother it is likely their chances of survival would have decreased with an extra mouth to feed and protect. In the end, it was probably for the best for the mother to abandon the boy and the father allowing the two to succeed as a non-nuclear family....   [tags: Family, Nuclear family, Mother, Father]

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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 Administration of Nuclear Medicine and Cancer

- Imagine chopping off organs as the only treatment for abnormal growth of cells. Either that, or dying an ignominious death. Imagine coughing blood, running intermittent high fevers yet not knowing what is wrong with you. Nuclear medicine has helped the human race a great deal to discover diseases which have existed for a long time now but are getting diagnosed only since the 20th century. Not just the diagnosis, nuclear science has made it possible for controlled administration of nuclear radiation acting as a cure for deadly diseases like cancer....   [tags: nuclear radiation, diagnostic tests]

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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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The Benefits of Nuclear Power Plants

- Nuclear energy comes a process called nuclear fission, which is when the atoms are split. Nuclear fission is done in a power plant by fission reactors that split the atoms; this process is used to produce the steam that is needed to make the turbines move in order to create electricity. A nuclear power plant is a steam driven plant where the source of the energy comes from a nuclear reactor. A nuclear reactor is where the process of fission takes place and is where the energy is produced. The core is the fissionable material....   [tags: nuclear, energy, expensive, parts]

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The Nuclear Power Of Chernobyl

- Chernobyl is a name that many people around the world are familiar with. It is the name of the power plant that experienced what is considered to be the worst nuclear power accident in history. The plant is located near the city of Pripyat, Ukraine, which was then a part of the Soviet Union. The Soviet controlled power plant, which provided electricity for much of the northern part of Ukraine, consisted of four nuclear reactors. During an experimental test in one of the reactors, a terrible accident happened that would go on to affect much of Europe....   [tags: Chernobyl disaster, Nuclear power, Nuclear safety]

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The World 's Fascination With Nuclear War

- ... (figure4 – two inches wide, align left) Further examples of possible atomic battles in ancient times appear in the Drona Parva, a section of the Mahabharata. The passage tells of fierce combat where explosions of 'final weapons ' decimate entire armies, causing crowds of warriors with steeds, elephants, and weapons to be carried away as if they were the dry leaves of trees.(9) The Mahabharata, attributed to the sage Vyasa, was written down from 540 to 300 B.C., and tells the legends of the Bharatas, a Vedic Aryan group....   [tags: Nuclear weapon]

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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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Nuclear Energy Is A Power Source

- ... There were four reactors present and reactor 4 was the location of the explosion. On April 25th the crew was preparing to run a test to determine the spin time for the turbines. Due to previous instability of the reactor and its peculiar designed caused a power surge as they were inserted into the reactor. This reaction led to fuel fragmentation and an increase in pressure of the channels. All this caused the cover plate to detach and the fuel channels to rupture. This direct explosion killed 3 workers on site and then the radiation that had spread through the environment later caused 28 more deaths due to acute radiation poisoning....   [tags: Chernobyl 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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Nuclear Weapons And The World : A View From Honduras

- ... This reality may be reinforced in Latin America by the fact that the region is the first densely populated area to become a NWFZ. In this way the status of the region as a NWFZ could represent a challenge to capture attention of audience, because there is no sense of urgency in the thematic and it is perceived as an outsider issue. But at the same time the vocation of peace of the region and the commitment to nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation showed by the adherence and maintenance of Tlatelolco treaty is a useful example and diplomatic asset that could be used to promote and strengthen disarmament initiatives such as Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons....   [tags: Nuclear weapon, Nuclear proliferation]

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The Chernobyl Nuclear Power Facility

- ... Reactor four was initially designed with one major flaw; the reactor became unstable when being operated at lower levels of power. Furthermore, control was lost by the operator in charge of reactor four as the energy levels plummeted to zero megawatts. The operation seemed more like an experiment as multiple safety procedures were being violated in addition to low power. Only 6 of the rods were being used, whereas protocol stated the minimum to be 30. A sequence of events made it clear that the reactor was malfunctioning, yet proper communication between the control room personnel and those in maintenance did not occur as signs of instability were apparent....   [tags: Chernobyl disaster, Nuclear power]

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Nuclear Feasibility in Pakistan

- Nuclear power is a source of energy which is regarded as not only an answer to the forthcoming energy shortage but is also considered relatively less harmful to the environment. Yet the high risk it poses on the safety of human life in view of the catastrophes caused by it in the past, the opportunity cost of investing in nuclear power stations rather than other useful projects, and the extensive research and development costs that it requires make its feasibility for a third world country like Pakistan questionable....   [tags: nuclear energy, fukushima disaster]

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Banishment of Nuclear Weapons

- Albert Einstein once said, “The unleashed power of the atom has changed everything save our modes of thinking and we thus drift toward unparalleled catastrophe” (Krieger 4). The debate over the moral and life threatening potential of nuclear weapons has been in question since the first bomb was detonated almost eight decades ago. Nuclear weapons seem rightly owned by the world’s superpowers in order to ensure protection, yet it is feared that nuclear weapons are the horrible remnant of the Cold War that may still potentially cause unilateral destruction....   [tags: Abolishment Benefits, Nuclear Destruction]

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The Discontinuation of Nuclear Weaponry Creation

- As Thomas Jefferson once stated, “The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government”. Have political leaders thrown aside this advice in their pursuit of nuclear arms proliferation. Since 1945, many world leaders have established forms of defense known as nuclear weapons that have the technology and capability to completely annihilate designated regions of the earth. Originally a plan for defense, the creation of nuclear arms has primarily turned into a show of military strength and superiority with little regard towards the preservation of innocent lives, as seen in Japan during World War 2....   [tags: political leaders, nuclear arms, government]

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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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The Iran Nuclear Deal

- ... 75 percent of the work that it takes to reach 90 percent purity is done once the uranium reaches 3.5 percent, and once it reaches 20 percent it is only a small fraction of the process away from achieving the goal. So Iran’s storage of uranium that are already enriched to 20 percent is very close to being ready for nuclear weapons use. In August of this year, International Atomic Energy Association reported Iran’s stockpiles contain 185 Kg of uranium enriched to 20 percent, which is below the 205 Kg needed to convert into a nuclear bomb....   [tags: weaponry, nuclear, war, program]

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Nuclear Power Is A Viable Source Of Energy

- ... Leaving anything up to human error is a great risk, as humans are likely to make mistakes. Even if it is a slight error, the reactor and the human operators could perish if the reactor has a meltdown, causing great damage to the local vicinity. This shows that nuclear power is dangerous because if someone makes an error then it could greatly effect a large number of people. While human error has the potential to meltdown and cause massive damage, the most destructive part of a nuclear reactor meltdown is often the radiation that comes afterwards....   [tags: Nuclear power, Chernobyl disaster, Nuclear fission]

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Nuclear Energy : The Best Source Of Energy

- ... Specifically, these nuclear radiations come in the form of very small particles that move at the speed of light, which can destroy the biological cells of human body and cause cancer, and other health problems as Bernard (n.d.). States in his article “Risk of Nuclear Power”. Therefore, nuclear energy may pose a risk to people. Despite the risks from nuclear energy, other forms of energy like coal energy can also cause other problems. In fact, coal plays an important role in producing various forms of energy....   [tags: Nuclear power, Nuclear fission, Coal, Uranium]

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The Impact of Nuclear Power

- Nuclear power, the use of exothermic nuclear processes to produce an enormous amount of electricity and heat for domestic, medical, military and industrial purposes i.e. “By the end of 2012 2346.3 kilowatt hours (KWh) of electricity was generated by nuclear reactors around the world” (International atomic energy agency Vienna, 2013, p.13). However, with that been said it is evident that the process of generating electricity from a nuclear reactor has numerous health and environmental safety issues....   [tags: Exothermic Nuclear Process, Electricity Production]

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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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Nuclear Power And Good Health

- Electricity and good health have a lot in common, because when you have it, you don 't think about it. When you don 't have it, that 's all you think about. With our current society’s dependence on electricity and the evolving technological advancements, certainly modern civilization isn 't going anywhere without power. Over the next 50 years, unless patterns change dramatically, energy production and use will contribute to global warming through large scale greenhouse gas emissions — hundreds of billions of tons of carbon in the form of carbon dioxide....   [tags: Nuclear power, Coal, Electricity generation]

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Material Requirements For Next Generation Nuclear Power

- ... A few of the required/desired properties for Generation IV materials are posited below[ ] Mechanical properties like ductility, strength, creep rupture, fatigue, creep-fatigue, etc. Reasonable resistance to radiation damage under high neutron dosage. Dimensional stability against thermal and radiation creep High chemical compatibility of coolant with structural materials, and also between structural materials and fuel. Since the required properties of the materials are so stringent, few of the ones used in Generation III and below can be used in Generation IV reactors....   [tags: Nuclear power, Nuclear fission, Nuclear fuel]

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Should Nuclear Weapons Be Outlawed Worldwide?

- ... The world as we know it could end any day as a result of an accidental nuclear war between the United States and Russia. With temperatures plunging below freezing, crops would die and massive starvation could kill most of humanity. The Cuban Missile Crisis was the closest the world has come to a nuclear war between the Soviet Union and the United States. The U.S. government advocated an attack on the nuclear missiles being installed in Cuba by the Soviet Union, but President Kennedy and Premier Khrushchev were able to work out a deal involving the U.S....   [tags: Nuclear weapon, World War II, Nuclear warfare]

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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]

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The Cold War Was A Fear Of The Word `` Nuclear ``

- ... There is conflicting information on just how much is stored around the Hanford Site. There have been 1,600 waste sites identified on site so far, 670 of them are within a half a mile of the Columbia River (United States). What is known for certain is the 177 containers buried underground store 56 million gallons of HLNW, which is enough to fill 2,650 railroad cars (Hanford History; Hanford Quick Facts). A train carrying that many railroad cars would be over thirty miles long (BNSF). Twenty-eight of the tanks are newer, “safer,” double shelled tanks, between forty-eight and thirty years old....   [tags: Nuclear weapon, World War II, Nuclear fission]

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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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Nuclear Weapons Is Its Sheer Destructive Power

- ... 420) he writes, “as far as the Japanese militarists were concerned, the atomic bomb was just another weapon” and that the atomic bombs “did not do as much damage as the firebombing of Japanese cities.” Furthermore, the radioactive fallout from nuclear weapons is extremely devastating. Accurate estimates of the long-term casualties in Nagasaki and Hiroshima are difficult to obtain due to the destruction of records in the bombings, but it is generally believed to be 140,000 in Hiroshima and 75,000 in Nagasaki (Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, The effects of nuclear weapons)....   [tags: Nuclear weapon]

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Nuclear Plants Or Wind Power Generators For Source Of Electricity

- ... On the contrary, the total jobs directly and indirectly associated with wind power industry are 670,00 during 2012, and in 2030 it would rise up to over 2.6 million. However, most of these jobs are temporary. Having a wind power generator as a household’s main electricity will lower their electricity bills, but the household will end up paying more tax money, (“Wind Energy Foundation” 2013). Even though nuclear power plant would cost a lot more than having a wind power generator, in the long run, nuclear power plant will provide better economy and more efficient power to the world....   [tags: Nuclear power, Coal, Nuclear fission]

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Nuclear Energy Is The Best Choice For The Cleanest Future

- ... This cannot be said for many other renewable resources. Solar is often hailed as the future of clean energy, but is certainly has a dark side. There are more than 50 harmful chemicals that go into making the panels, these include deadly pollutants such as arsenide to cadmium and lead, and sulphur hexafluoride it also includes deadly poisons such as hydrofluoric acid and the extremely toxic germane, all of which make radiation seem quite tame. Many of the used chemicals end up in rivers such as some rivers in the Zhejiang province....   [tags: Nuclear power]

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The Environmental Impact Of Nuclear Power Plant

- Ralston Hall Mindy Townsend ENGL 1010 8:00 15 October, 2014 The Environmental Impact of Nuclear Power Plant Nuclear power plants do not belong in our world today due the major safety concerns they provide. The topic of nuclear energy has been discussed for the past fifty years; for the longest time, it was an unknown power with untapped capabilities one could only dream of. It was not until the 1940 's that scientist got a better grasp of the technology, and unlocked its potential. Unfortunately, this discovery was not a good thing at the time because nuclear technology was solely used to develop atomic bombs....   [tags: Nuclear power, Chernobyl disaster]

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Nuclear War And The Middle East As A Regional Hegemony

- ... “The agreement increases the ‘breakout’ time — the amount of time it would take Iran to produce enough bomb-grade material for a singular nuclear weapon — to at least one year” (Broad & Pecanha). The implications of this deal are felt, and will be felt, throughout the world in years to come as Iran’s nuclear program becomes legitimized. Influence in the Middle East A former Indian ambassador stated, "Iran has become the preeminent strategic player in West Asia to the increasing disadvantage of the US and its regional allies" (Gupta)....   [tags: Nuclear weapon, Nuclear proliferation, Terrorism]

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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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Natural Resources and The Dangers of Nuclear Power

- The nation’s natural resources are being used up at a shocking rate. As we are a looking at diminution of these resources, the worlds will be in search of another source to produce electricity for heat and light. The one useful way to overcome this crisis, it will be inuclear power . What is nuclear power. Nuclear power is the product of the division of uranium atoms in a chemical process that is called fission.. Nuclear power generate 11% of energy to the world’s needs, and produces a huge amounts of energy by using a little fuel and contribute less pollution in the environment than burning fossil fuel to produce energy, but Nuclear power is way unsafe than the process of burning coal i...   [tags: radiation, nuclear fission waste]

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Nuclear Energy : Not Produce And Co2

- ... While the used fuel is radioactive the manufacturers of nuclear energy and the US government have well designed holding facilities for the waste until it can be recycled and used again. Most nuclear waste can be put through a processing facility and be turned into reusable nuclear fuel, which makes nuclear energy a very efficient and environmentally friendly fuel source. One energy resource that in contending with nuclear power is solar photovoltaic (PV) energy. Solar PV energy creates energy from sunlight, as the name suggests, and turns it directly into electricity through large photovoltaic panels....   [tags: Solar energy, Fossil fuel, Nuclear power]

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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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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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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; 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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