Nuclear Energy Term Paper by Research Group
Discusses the issue of nuclear energy as a power source.
# 26146 | 1,774 words | 7 sources | APA | 2002 |
Published on Apr 27, 2003 in Environmental Studies (Environmental Problems) , Physics (Matter and Energy) , Physics (Nuclear)
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This paper is an examination of nuclear energy as a power source, focusing on the environmental impacts associated with producing and using the fuel. The history of the development of nuclear technology is briefly discussed. Then some of the positive attributes associated with nuclear power are given, as an argument for having pursued this technology despite its many uncertainties and pitfalls. Next, the many drawbacks commonly associated with nuclear power are presented, including the problem of radioactive waste. The paper concludes with a short look into what the U.S. government is doing to address the situation created by the nuclear industry and the areas in which it falls short of solving the problems at hand.
From the Paper:"Safety concerns have rightly plagued the nuclear industry since its inception. On one front, there is the threat of nuclear proliferation, which has already become a reality with feuding countries like India and Pakistan, both possessing nuclear capabilities. This poses a major threat to the global population as well as the global environment. If even one of these weapons were to be detonated, the immediate impact on human and other biological life would be devastating. But the long term effects to the ecosystem are assumed to be equally as grave and ruinous."
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