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Nuclear Weapons And The Nuclear Bomb

- ... Looking back throughout history to the Cold War era is the perfect example of the tension between countries caused by nuclear weapons. The United States and Russia were the only two countries proliferating nuclear weapons at the time and as a result the two countries were in a long standoff with weapons that could lead humanity to extinction. (Find proof from the cold war to defend this) The scariest part about all of it is that it will likely take some kind of accident for the world to change their mind....   [tags: Nuclear weapon, Nuclear proliferation]

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Nuclear Technology And Nuclear Weapons

- Nuclear industry has a very important role in national defense. Nuclear weapon are far more destructive than common weapons, and they create radioactive pollution, which has a long term, serious consequence to the environment and ecology. Based on these traits, the nuclear weapon became the fundamental of some country’s militaristic tactics, like the US’ containment strategy, massive retaliation strategy, or nuclear threatening. These are all based on their strong nuclear technology; many countries in the world view the nuclear technology and nuclear industry as their top priority....   [tags: Nuclear power, Nuclear fission]

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Nuclear Power And Nuclear Energy

- ... However, Nuclear Energy can be a double edged sword. Nuclear waste can come from nuclear power plants, nuclear weapons, uranium mines, and medical and industrial uses. Nuclear waste is the most hazardous of all waste products in the world because nuclear waste releases dangerous forms of radiation which has the capability of causing immediate or long term illnesses. Some things radiation can do to a person would be cancer, radiation sickness, and birth defects. Some radiation exposed items can stay contaminated for thousands of years which creates the problem for disposing nuclear waste....   [tags: Nuclear power, Nuclear fission]

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Nuclear Weapons And Nuclear War

- In a world where most of the powerful nations seem to be prepared, why not prepare for the worst. As the French foreign minister Bernard Kouchner said “We have to prepare for the worst, and the worst is war’’ ("Alarm At Warning Of War With Iran."). One of the many ways to be prepared and protected against harm is the possession of nuclear weapons. Even though nuclear weapons possession might lead to nuclear war, nations should be able to possess nuclear weapons because conflicts would be averted, nations have the right to defend themselves, and nuclear powers would be overthrown....   [tags: Nuclear weapon, Nuclear proliferation]

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Nuclear Weapons And Nuclear War

- Ever since the invention of the nuclear bomb, there has been tension and what countries can have nuclear weapons and concern about the hazards of nuclear proliferation. Countries have had inner conflicts trying to decide whether they should build a larger arsenal or start one by virtue of their concern of how it will affect their nation and their safety. If they build an arsenal of weapons, they will be feared; nonetheless, they must decide if that would lead to positive results or negative consequences....   [tags: Nuclear weapon, Nuclear proliferation]

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The Nuclear Of Nuclear Weapons

- Nuclear weapons have in the past, been a hot topic. The issues surrounding them have only grown and now Iran might get nuclear weapons. Will arming Iran with nuclear weapons bring an increase in peace. Not that long ago, American government did all it could to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons, now they are attempting to negotiate a way for them to have them. Increasing the amount of nuclear weapons and countries that have them will only exacerbate a doomsday-like future and decrease the time it takes to get there....   [tags: Nuclear weapon, Nuclear proliferation]

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Nuclear Power And Nuclear Energy

- ... In 2012 Japan’s energy output by all energy types was recorded to be about 295 Gigawatt Hours. Nuclear energy makes up the most at 46 GWh plays a big role in energy production but followed closely by a surprising second being Hydroelectricity supplying 45GWh of electricity. In third we see a familiar face, coal energy producing 35GWh [World-nuclear.org]. Japan’s social opinion towards Nuclear energy has plummeted over the recent years. What seemed at first to be a great new way to make energy has turned out to be a nightmare of problems followed by disasters....   [tags: Nuclear power, Nuclear fission, Nuclear fusion]

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Nuclear Weapons Of A Nuclear Weapon

- very few terrorist organizations are highly motivated to detonate nuclear weapons of any kind to advance their objectives. The reason for this is the greatest challenge facing any terrorist group; the initial acquisition of a nuclear device (Ayson 2010, 573-574). The other challenge is the ability to create a weapon that can do the amount of damage hoped for. There are other points to consider, these include getting the right scientists to make the weapon, the cost of assembling the weapon and then transporting the assembled weapon safely to the site of the attack....   [tags: Nuclear weapon, Terrorism, Nuclear proliferation]

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Nuclear Energy : Nuclear Power

- ... The three types of nuclear waste include high (i.e. used nuclear fuel), medium (i.e. components from the reactor), and low (i.e. contaminated protective clothing); high levels are stored underwater for 20 years until placed into an underground storage for air to circulate through, the medium level items are missed with concrete and poured into “stainless-steel drums” and put into storage; low levels are put into drums, surrounded with concrete, and bury the drum (BBC). Nuclear waste is harmful to the environment and humans because of its high toxicity....   [tags: Nuclear power, Nuclear fission, Plutonium]

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Nuclear Weapons And Responsibility Of A Nuclear Weapon

- In regards to acquisition of nuclear weapons and responsibility, a strong central authority would be necessary to coordinate the numerous operatives involved in the acquisition and delivery of the weapon (Michael). A second possibility is that a terrorist group might seek out a state sponsor, in particular a rogue nation that already possessed nuclear weapons and might provide the group with this capability. While the direct transfer of a nuclear weapon would certainly be the easiest route from a terrorist group’s perspective, several factors suggest that it is also highly unlikely (Montgomery)....   [tags: Nuclear weapon, Nuclear proliferation]

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Nuclear Energy And Nuclear Regulatory System

- Introduction With the development of nuclear powered vehicles comes safety and usability concerns regarding the infrastructure in place in the current United States. The mobilization of nuclear reactors is a challenge that has never been faced or discussed, and so, this proposition will rely heavily on the infrastructure currently set in place for larger scale mobile reactors, such as nuclear powered submarine vehicles. With the resources currently published on this subject, this document will give an overview and proposition for the following questions: How will the development of a nuclear powered car impact regulation and change infrastructure in our society....   [tags: Nuclear power, Nuclear fission]

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Nuclear Energy And Nuclear Power Station

- ... After the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami in 2011 off the coast of Japan, four of its reactors were shut down safely. The British government has nted out they are not at such a powerful fault line as Japan, but have estimated when a 1 in 10,000 chance of a large earthquake may hit, their power stations would be safe. Compared to other sources of energy such as gas and coal, nuclear energy has much more still available. As the North Sea rotates, the less a country can chase its oil, and is running out faster than first expected, which forces companies to use fracking....   [tags: Nuclear power, Nuclear fission]

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Nuclear Energy Is A Nuclear Reactor

- ... The nuclear disaster led to 135,000 having to leave their homes because of an incident that took less than a minute. Nuclear energy was not worth the countless lives put in jeopardy. To endanger so many lives for electrical energy is simply not right; this disaster should be a wakeup call for the future of nuclear energy. Furthermore the area of Chernobyl is uninhabitable for thousands of years. The people exposed to the radiation will also pass on the chances of cancer to their future family for decades....   [tags: Nuclear power, Chernobyl disaster]

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Nuclear Power And Nuclear Energy

- Let’s imagine that we are on a freeway. Just a few miles over the horizon lies the ultimate consumption of our planet’s fossil fuel supply. Before we reach this inevitable destination, there are several exits we can turn off of to potentially delay losing the energy sources from which we primarily rely. The names of these turn-offs are familiar: solar, nuclear, wind, and hydroelectric. While all of these have been implemented to different extents, only nuclear power provides a solid and practical solution to the looming energy crisis....   [tags: Nuclear power, Energy development, Nuclear fission]

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Nuclear Weapon And Nuclear Weapons

- Furthermore, as much as Japan has been concerned the security issues to the world for past decade, states like China also felt threat by building stronger Japanese military. Once state use nuclear weapon it only get harder to stop them because nuclear weapon only escalate the threat to other states and give them more credibility such as you can prevent what you do not want other state to do. Also, nuclear weapon can put states into extremely dangerous position. Only way to win the nuclear war is the one state to be the first strike ....   [tags: World War II, Nuclear weapon]

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The Nuclear Of Nuclear Energy

- ... Consequently, if the fuel rods are not continuously cooled down twenty-four seven, then what the workers’ fears will begin to take place. The water that filters through the containers to keep the rods cool and prevent the mishap of them melting and dripping onto the bottom of the concrete container. “It takes approximately twenty to twenty-four hours for the systems to cool the reactor down to less than two-hundred and twelve degrees and achieve cold shutdown” if there were to be an accident; such as earthquakes or power outages (Nuclear Meltdown Disaster)....   [tags: Nuclear power, Chernobyl disaster, Uranium]

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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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Nuclear Weapons And The Nuclear Weapon

- ... Although the threats from the previous Soviet Union has no power, the quest of preventing Nuclear proliferation in every state remains uncertain. Even though the United states where one of the few who started the nuclear movement, they were still determined to prevent the spread by several methods, through negotiation of nuclear test ban which was to limit non-nuclear weapons states from developing their own nuke, this could only be achieved if the international law bans control of nukes, this will lessen the chances of states possessing nuclear weapons this is a kick start in the right direction....   [tags: Nuclear weapon, Cold War, United Nations]

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The Causes And Effects Of Nuclear Threat

- After analyzing the causes and effects of nuclear threat, the big question is “what is the solution. In fact, there are a lot of steps that the international community can take to ensure a solution for this global dilemma. Preventing building new nuclear arsenals and cutting the development, which is called non-proliferation, is a strongly supported solution. The United States and Russia have deployed arsenals that will be reduced to about 6 percent of their peak levels by 2017; however, their arsenals considerably overbuilt....   [tags: Nuclear weapon, Nuclear proliferation]

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Nuclear Weapons Of The United States

- Issue/Claim Throughout the time span of human history, humanity recently developed weaponry that can that eliminate life. That weaponry is nuclear weapons. Nuclear weapons pose a serious worldwide destruction. The current nuclear stockpile of the United States is enough to destroy the world at least four times over. Even though with the signing of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NTP) and recent announcements by the current white house administration to reduce nuclear stockpile, there has to be a more aggressive methods to ensure to reduce the United States Nuclear Stockpile....   [tags: Nuclear weapon, Nuclear proliferation]

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The Banning Of Nuclear Power

- The Banning of Nuclear Power in Japan Nuclear power is a dormant volcano, a “sleeping” giant at this moment, but you will not know when it will awake. People may think using nuclear power is safe; however, once an accident happens, it will evolve to an uncontrollable disaster. Looking back into history, there were numerous nuclear crisis that happened all around the world, especially in Japan. For instance, Tokaimura nuclear accident happened on 30 September 1999 and the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident happened on 11-15 March 2011....   [tags: Nuclear power, Nuclear fission]

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The Nuclear Weapons Of North Korea

- Michael Moore once said, “North Korea has taught a great lesson to all the countries in the world, especially the rogue countries of dictatorships or whatever: if you don 't want to be invaded by America, get some nuclear weapons” ("Michael Moore Quote.") Moore insinuates that the North Koreans that are preventing the US from invading possess weaponry used for intimidation tactics. A nuclear arms agreement was made many years ago to try to prevent North Korea from building nuclear weapons, but that treaty was quickly broken....   [tags: Nuclear weapon, Nuclear proliferation]

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The Debate Over Nuclear War

- There are countless students and other citizens around the world who obviously want to live life to the fullest. So as a young student at UA, I want to be able to do my part in protecting and preserving our environment and also the world. This topic captured my attention because I view a nuclear war as a problem that will inevitably destroy life as we know it. There are multiple opinions on whether a nuclear war is a large enough problem where people should avoid it at all cost or simply build shelters for a potential nuclear war....   [tags: Nuclear weapon, Nuclear proliferation]

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The Debate Over Nuclear War

- ... The authors used many 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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Social Impacts Of Nuclear Power

- ... It holds 1126 metric tons of high-level radioactive waste, which contains more radioactivity than that released during the Chernobyl disaster. The Union of Concerned Scientists study in 2013 concluded that there is a previously unknown earthquake fault line running just 2,000 feet from Diablo Canyon’s two reactors causing more ground motion during an earthquake than the plant can withstand. Even though this new fault was discovered, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission has not demonstrated any strong actions to meet safety standards....   [tags: Nuclear power, Nuclear fission]

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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

- With the possibility an accident happening at any time, the fear of radiation should be alive because the extremity of the health effects. Nuclear power emits negligible amounts of carbon dioxide into the air but still creates endless amounts of nuclear waste that currently has no permanent storage location. Nuclear waste is produced daily; in addition, decomposition of the spent fuel takes thousands of years. There are three levels of intensity: Low-level, intermediate-level, and high-level. The three levels of intensity are explained in Way Kuo’s book, Critical Reflections on Nuclear and Renewable Energy....   [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

- Energy is the most important produce for our survival of our society. With energy, we can have water and food, and we need energy for all our services like light, heat and power that we use. To keep stop burning the fossil fuels of coal, oil and gas which make our environment bad, the research found our energy comes from 80% burning of hydrocarbons. Global problem issues such as climate change or global warming well lead us to the extinction of many plant and animals. By Second World, War scientist explored an amazing power, new sources of power are nuclear power....   [tags: Nuclear power, Nuclear fission, Uranium]

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Nuclear Energy Is A Tricky Topic

- Nuclear energy is a tricky topic. At first thought, the word nuclear tends to throw some for a loop, flashing images of deadly “nukes” and atom bombs in their heads. However, nuclear energy can offer a wide array of benefits that can realistically solve the growing energy crisis our planet will soon face, not to mention the many rewards that nuclear research can lead to. As fossil fuels slowly get burned away, where will we turn to next. Yes, there are several renewable sources of energy that can help, but none that are a clean everyday-everywhere solution....   [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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The Fundamental Flaws Of Nuclear Energy

- As we know, greenhouse gases have been one of the major causes for climate change. According to the US Environmental Protection Agency, the primary source of greenhouse gas emission is from electricity production which is mostly generated by burning fossil fuels (Epa.gov, 2014). Over several decades, mankind has spent countless amount of resources, trying to find a suitable energy substitute for fossil fuels in order to stabilize climate change. Unsurprisingly, due to its powerful nature, nuclear energy has been one of the most popular and developed technology around the world....   [tags: Nuclear power]

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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 Energy Is A Source Of Energy

- ... “Here’s what scientist discovered in 1919: If you split an atom, or break it apart, energy is released. They figured out how to harness that energy, and how to create it whenever they wanted” (Reilly 57), and since then have known about this. They figured out that uranium is a very unstable element that splits easily and use that to produce the heat. This form of gathering energy is called fission. This process done in the nuclear power plants are done steady and slow so there could be no dangerous of causing a meltdown, an uncontrolled chain reaction....   [tags: Nuclear power, Nuclear fission, Uranium]

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The Threat Of Nuclear Wars

- ... “Bomb Shelters & Fear of Nuclear War”/ EBSCOhost. EBSCO, 2009. Web. 2 Oct. 2015 This article explains how citizens should have bomb shelters in order to survive a nuclear war. This article is an “unconscious argument” because Schaff writes this to inform readers, but the article can also be perceived as a debate that a potential nuclear war is a good enough warning that people should build shelters. Schaff refers to President John F. Kennedy’s statements that if people were warned before a nuclear war then they can survive if they hid in shelter (Schaff)....   [tags: Nuclear weapon]

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The Discovery Of Nuclear Weapons

- Introduction In the 20th century, a lot of revolution took place in a majority of science and technology fields. A lot of discoveries and new inventions were seen especially in the field of telecommunications. Besides, the advancement in telecommunication and electronic fields, another discovery was made that would change the lives of people forever. The discovery of nuclear weapons would change the relationship between different states in the World.The evolution of Atomic weapon begun in 1938 in the United States following a letter sent by the Albert Einstein to the United States president....   [tags: Nuclear weapon]

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Nuclear Weapons And Its Effects

- Though nuclear weapons cause a lot of problems like cost to make and secure them, the amount of civilian casualties they cause, and the long term effects to people’s health and countries’ economies. There are benefits to these weapons, the question is do these benefits outweigh the negatives. Ever since nuclear weapons have gained media attention they have been subject to debate, and some of the most well-known supporters of nuclear weapons have been Presidents Truman, Reagan, and Kennedy and researcher Kenneth Waltz who presented an argument supporting the spread nuclear weapons in his monograph “The Spread of Nuclear Weapons” written in 1981....   [tags: Nuclear weapon]

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The Problem With Nuclear Weapons

- The Problem With Nukes Nuclear Weapons are now on the chopping block do to the United States rising debt. Though nuclear weapons have been widely debated ever since they were created they are now gaining public attention yet again. In the article “U.S. Ramping Up Major Renewal in Nuclear Arms” written by William J. Broad and David E. Sanger they state. “The looming crackup between trillion-dollar plans and tight budgets is starting to get Washington’s attention. Modernization delays are multiplying and cost estimates are rising....   [tags: Nuclear weapon]

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The Problem Of Nuclear Energy

- As the human population increases, and as third world countries begin or continue developing infrastructure and local industry, the demand for energy increases. From this increased demand comes an ever increasing use of energy. While this relationship is perfectly reasonable, it produces a quandary: as energy is increasing used, its source-of-supply decreases and its price increases. As an additional concern, the waste from current methods are extremely hazardous and have already left significant environmental damage in their wake....   [tags: Nuclear power]

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Nuclear Waste Is The Most Problematic By Product Of The Nuclear Energy

- Nuclear plants generate electricity through a process that involves boiling water into steam and the resulting steam is used to operate the turbines to generate electricity. Unlike other plants that uses fossil fuel, nuclear plants has no or little Green House Gas emission. Thus nuclear energy is generally considered as the cleanest form of energy. However it has its fair share of shortcomings and it is not entirely accurate to state that nuclear energy is completely safe to the environment. In this section we will see of its environmental implications....   [tags: Nuclear power, Nuclear fission, Uranium, Coal]

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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 Energy As A Weapon

- ... Production efficiency is then achieved (production of a product with the lowest possible cost). Second, nuclear plants produce energy continually, so they are not dependent of climatological change such as wind, rain and storms. Because they function at their maximum capacity they don’t have volatility in prices as opposed to petroleum. Nowadays people are consuming more coal energy than it can be produced, so let say that the demand of one country for petroleum increases and the production is going at a constant pace, then the price rises....   [tags: Nuclear power, Uranium, Nuclear proliferation]

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Nuclear Weapons And Its Effects On The World

- A report, published by the Pew Research Center in 2014, cites nuclear weapons as one of the five greatest dangers the world faces today. The other dangers are AIDS and diseases, religious and ethnic conflicts, environmental concerns, and inequality. The havoc that the two nuclear bombs created in Hiroshima and Nagasaki remains the ugliest proof of the extent of damage these deadly weapons can cause. The two bombs killed 129,000 people and affected millions. Can you imagine what can over 10,000 nuclear weapons, present in the world right now, possibly do....   [tags: Nuclear weapon, Nuclear proliferation]

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The Necessity Of Nuclear Weapons

- ... When it splits it creates nuclear energy and also shoots off more neutrons. So if you have a ball of plutonium-239 and shoot some neutrons at it one atom of the plutonium will react and start a chain reaction with the rest of the atoms cause a massive build up nuclear energy within a small area. “Although the heavy uranium isotope uranium-238 will not sustain a chain reaction, it can be converted into a fissile material by bombarding it with neutrons and transforming it into a new species of element....   [tags: Nuclear weapon, Nuclear fission, Plutonium]

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The Threat Of Nuclear Warfare

- “President Harry S. Truman described the event to a startled war as “the very harnessing of the basic power of the universe.””(Siracusa, 78) This event Truman is referring to is known as the bombing at Hiroshima. Shortly after this calamitous incident the obliteration of Japan continued with the bombing at Nagasaki. The citizens of Japan and the survivors of the explosion were severely affected by this cruel act towards humanity. The social, political, and diplomatic ramifications associated with the employment of nuclear warfare are the devastating health effects on the people near the explosion area, Japan surrendering to the U.S., and the use atomic diplomacy with the U.S....   [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 Creation Of Nuclear Energy

- ... This chain reaction is what creates the energy inside atomic bombs, nuclear bombs, and power plants. Uranium comes in two forms, Uranium-235 and Uranium 238. Uranium is composed of only 0.7% of natural uranium and the other 99.3% is a mix of chemical properties. Uranium-235 or U-235 is the 0.7% of natural uranium and Uranium-238 or U-238 is the remaining 99.3% of mixed up chemical properties. Bohr presented that fission would happen more likely in U-235 than in U-238. On the other hand, Bohr proved that U-238 performed wonderfully during fission with slow-moving neutrons instead of fast neutrons....   [tags: Nuclear power, Nuclear fission, Uranium]

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Nuclear Weapons Cut Them Out !

- Nuclear Weapons-Cut Them Out. For those interested in improving the nation, say goodbye to nuclear weapons. Nuclear weapons stand apart in the public imagination because of their horrific and unmatched destructive power. An all-out nuclear attack could annihilate billions of people within hours. There are approximately 30,000 nuclear weapons in national stockpiles of the eight nuclear weapons states: Britain, China, France, India, Israel (assumed), North Korea (claimed), Pakistan, Russia, and the United States....   [tags: Nuclear weapon, Nuclear proliferation]

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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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The United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission

- A current policy proposal that rests upon a cost-benefit analysis is the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s (NCR) decision to extend the operating rites for certain nuclear reactors another twenty years. The duty of the NCR is to issue licenses for commercial power reactors to operate based upon environmental and safety reviews (www.NCR.gov). However, this is an issue because many people are concerned with the safety of nuclear energy. This NCR decision hinges upon a cost-benefit analysis because of the pros and cons the operating extension would provide towards future generations....   [tags: Nuclear power, Nuclear fission]

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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?

- For years, scientists have debated about alternative sources to the controversial use of fossil fuels, in order to better preserve our environment. Nuclear energy seems to be a very promising candidate, and its use is spearheaded by many well known environmentalists, such as Lord May of Oxford, and many other British scientists (Connor, 2015,¶5). Nuclear energy is an alternative source of power that is produced by nuclear fission, which is the release of vast amounts of energy found inside the atom....   [tags: Nuclear power, Nuclear fission, Energy development]

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The Atomic Bomb And Nuclear Power

- “There are 61 commercially operating nuclear power plants with 99 nuclear reactors in 30 states in the United States” (U.S Energy Information Administration). An energy crisis is going on right now. This crisis includes the consumption of fossil fuels that leave the world free of pollution, while still creating the same amount of energy. The idea of using nuclear energy came around the 1960’s as countries who were involved in World War II needed to get an upper hand on weapons, specifically bombs....   [tags: Nuclear power, Nuclear fission, Radioactive waste]

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Nuclear Power And Its Effects On The World

- ... Constitution, the President can launch a global nuclear Holocaust by himself, without Congressional authority; as Dick Cheney said, "The President can launch a devastating attack by himself. He doesn 't have to consult anybody" (Demause 2012). So this means that any of these nine countries can, and will do the same. But out of these nine countries, how many are actually “allowed” to have nuclear weapons. “The nuclear-weapon states (NWS) are the five states—China, France, Russia, United Kingdom, and the United States—officially recognized as possessing nuclear weapons by the Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT)....   [tags: Nuclear weapon, Nuclear fission, Nuclear power]

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Nuclear Weapons Of The United States

- There is a large portion of the deal that has every person in the world waiting to see how this deal will affect the future of everyone. The history with Iran and the world has not been a positive one. It has become a division in the United States congress as to whether Iran should have access to a nuclear plant. The major fear is Iran having access to uranium and plutonium, which may later cause them to build nuclear weapons. It is no longer about who can have nuclear weapon but whose hands should not have them....   [tags: Nuclear weapon, Nuclear proliferation, Cold War]

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The Obstacles Of Nuclear Power

- ... My intended audience will be those that think nuclear power is too expensive or unsafe. Also, my audience will be government officials that make decisions regarding nuclear power, both on a national level and on a local government level. Review of Sources I used the internet heavily during my research on this topic. My sources include newspaper articles, studies, blogs, and reports. All of the sources that I used for research acknowledged that there are significant obstacles to overcome for nuclear power to grow in the United States....   [tags: Nuclear power, Nuclear fission, Fusion power]

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The Decommissioning Of Nuclear Power Plants

- ... High capital cost, high decommissioning cost, and inefficiency of nuclear power plants discourages European countries for the use of nuclear energy. Financial burdens for a country may also lead to the lack of technological advancement for proper treatment disposal of nuclear energy waste which discourages the use of nuclear energy. The highly radioactive waste generated by nuclear power plants are highly dangerous which is another problem for countries using nuclear energy. According to Cugnon (2005 p241), high level waste generated by nuclear power plants are toxic and needs ten thousand years or more to decay to reach safe levels to be released into the environment....   [tags: Nuclear power, Energy development]

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The World 's Fascination With Nuclear Weapons

- From the onset of its creation, nuclear weapons have dominated the headlines and more importantly occupied the minds of policymakers. Cold warriors likely remember drills in school, to shelter in place in the event of a nuclear attack or accident. Moreover, they likely remember the general uneasiness and uncertainty that a nuclear attack was imminent. Thankfully, the cold war has ended, but the world’s fascination with nuclear weapons has not. The post 9/11 era has brought non-state actors, namely organized terrorist groups, to the fold....   [tags: Nuclear weapon, Nuclear proliferation, Terrorism]

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Nuclear And Non Nuclear Families Of The Post Apocalypse

- Nuclear and Non-Nuclear Families of the Post-Apocalypse Cormac McCarthy’s post-apocalyptic novel The Road displays different concepts of nuclear and non-nuclear families throughout the novel. In The Road the reader is introduced to different types of individuals and non-nuclear families and how they succeed in a post-apocalyptic world. Nuclear families are what many consider to be a traditional family, consisting of a mother, father, and children while non-nuclear families are families that are considered untraditional....   [tags: Family, Nuclear family, Mother, Father]

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The Chernobyl Nuclear Reactor Explosion

- ... Unfortunately, firefighters had not been told that the reactor explosion, and some thought it was an ordinary fire, "Nobody told us is something reactor." This is due to a design flaw in the third and fourth reactors. Unlike reactors first and second, their control room were designed next to the core. A direct result of the explosion is that all the 4th reactor Geiger counter was destroyed by the first time. Therefore, a lot of these firefighters were dead in a few weeks due to acute radiation poisoning....   [tags: Chernobyl disaster, Nuclear power, Nuclear safety]

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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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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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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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Nuclear Power And Its Effects On The World

- ... Due to nuclear power’s high efficiency, reduced environmental impact, and ever improving advancements, the U.S needs to expand the use of nuclear energy in order to sustain the nation’s economy, environment, and productivity. With a strong atomic backbone, the United States will posses the ability to preserve and support the numerous generations to come. Like many foreign concepts or ideas, the root of people’s fears towards nuclear power is rooted in lack of understanding, which is reasonable due to the complexity of splitting an atom....   [tags: Nuclear power, Nuclear fission, Uranium]

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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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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

- The world is craving a power source. The popular opinion for the solution of today’s power hunger seems to nuclear energy. Nuclear energy provides a more sustainable and cheaper source of energy, however, it is a catch 22. Nuclear energy may have its efficient and positive side, but when people in-charge of it do not take proper care of it or lose control over, it can cause mayhem. The aspect of this technology seems to give it a wells deserved, overwhelming stigma. Historical evidence of the negligence of nuclear technology seems to suggest that growth of this technology in question would cause more harm than good....   [tags: Chernobyl disaster, Nuclear power]

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The World 's Fascination With Nuclear War

- A growing number of independent researchers believe that the world’s fascination with nuclear war is just the latest episode in a series of tragedies that humanity seems intent on repeating. Hindu tales speak of swift flying craft called vimanas. Vimanas were flying palaces or chariots, and were said to have the ability to deliver explosives at very high altitude and speed.(2) Sir Monier Monier-Williams (1819 – 1899) was the second Boden Professor of Sanskrit at Oxford University, England. He defines Vimana as "a car or a chariot of the gods, any mythical self-moving aerial car (sometimes serving as a seat or throne, sometimes self-moving and carrying its occupant through the air; other de...   [tags: Nuclear weapon]

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The Sociological Themes Of A Nuclear Family

- ... Children learn the values and norms of the society and also learn what their social status is through wealth and inheritance of the family. (Ravelli and Webber, 2013, p. 289) Talcott Parsons argues that ever since industrialization there is no longer produced goods and food needed, now there is specific roles developed for men, women and children. (Ravelli and Webber, 2013, p. 289) Parsons suggests that women should take on an “expressive role” and men should fill the “instrumental role” in the family structure....   [tags: Family, Sociology, Nuclear family]

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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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The Chernobyl Nuclear Power ( Chernobyl )

- ... More than 30 of them died within months after the incident, with many thousands more getting a full lifetime’s dose of radiation, which is sure to cause a significant increase in cancer rates. The nearby town of Pripyat was not immediately evacuated. The people went about their day completely oblivious to what had just happened. However, within a few hours of the explosion , dozens of people fell ill. Later they reported severe headaches and metallic tastes in their mouth along with uncontrollable fits of coughing and vomiting....   [tags: Chernobyl disaster, Nuclear power]

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The Article ' Let 's Be Clear, There Is No Surviving A Nuclear War

- ... In the beginning of the article, the readers can sense a clear emotional tone used by the two authors. The authors exploit emotion to explain the fact that a nuclear war will have a horrible effect on millions of lives. Doyle and Helfand demonstrate logic to explain the effects of a nuclear war and motivation proofs to induce a reaction out of their audience so that they will be able to start agreeing with them. The usage of emotion, logic, and motivation proofs works to explain each writers’ point....   [tags: Nuclear weapon, Nuclear proliferation]

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The Debate Over If Humans Can Survive A Nuclear War

- ... The authors exploit emotion to explain the certainty of mass destruction across the human race. Doyle and Helfand demonstrate logic to explain the effects of a nuclear war and motivation proofs to induce a reaction out of their audience so that they will be able to start agreeing with them. The usage of emotion, logic, and motivation proofs works to explain each writers’ point. The purpose of this article is to exploit the idea that all nuclear weapons should be outlawed and destroyed. In sequence with stating their main claim, the authors begin the article by disagreeing with their opponents’ views of surviving a nuclear war with emotion....   [tags: Nuclear weapon, Nuclear proliferation]

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The Chernobyl Nuclear Power Facility

- After Hiroshima and Nagasaki the world believed that the threat of a nuclear disaster was over. Much to their disarray, Chernobyl proved to be the greatest nuclear disaster to befall upon the earth, with its effects ten times as severe as those in Japan. However, Chernobyl was directly caused by human incompetence as the engineers involved failed to report and analyze the errors evident in the reactors design and safety protocols. This catastrophe will become the precedent for engineers to learn and build upon their mistakes in communication and cooperation The disaster occurred on April 26, 1986 at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Facility in Pripyat, Ukraine....   [tags: Chernobyl disaster, Nuclear power]

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Nuclear Energy : A Dangerous And Costly Energy Source

- ... Radioactive leaks can flow into the ocean, which causes marine life to be in danger. According to James Joiner, after the Fukushima disaster, 300 tons of polluted water from the Fukushima coast flow into the Pacific Ocean everyday. Joiner also informs that oceans near the Fukushima coast all have 5 times the normal amount of exposure to cesium-137, which takes 30 years to decay. The high amount of cesium-137 that is leaking from Fukushima caused much of the marine life to die or become inedible to humans....   [tags: Nuclear power, Nuclear fission]

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United States Policy Over The Iran Nuclear Deal

- ... Iran’s Fordow nuclear reactor would stop enriching uranium for at least 15 years; it will be able to keep 1,000 centrifuges there, but it will not have fissile material at the facility (Bradner 2015). Fifth, Iran can continue its research and development on enrichment, but that work will be limited to keep the country to its breakout time frame of one year (Bradner 2015). Sixth, Iran will be required to admit inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency who will ensure there is no potential for military-related developments....   [tags: Nuclear weapon, Nuclear proliferation]

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