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Humans Discover Nuclear Fission Essay

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Humans Discover Nuclear Fission

It seems as though our fellow Earthlings deserve more credit then we have given them in the past; they have seemingly discovered the so called, “Nuclear Fission.” The situation on earth has not been reported on in over a century, yet they have advanced rather rapidly; in fact more than they can handle.

Nuclear Fission, as discovered here in Trantor, has both benefits and drawbacks in society. However, earth is an obscure planet with rather demanding creatures that in the past have used technology and knowledge negatively. Within the last hundred years, this discovery had made a rather large impact on the people of earth. Amateurs, as they are, they have made their lives easier, yet harder
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(We must keep in mind that because humans cannot fly, they have silly vehicles which do indeed produce terrible pollution; a major problem on earth.) Nuclear power plants (factories that have been built on earth to create such processes) can be fairly costly to build. However, a nuclear plant would only put a significant amount of radioactivity into the environment if there was some type of accident as compared to coal plants which put radioactivity into the environment as part of their normal operations. In this perspective, nuclear fission is an advantage. On the other hand, should a nuclear meltdown occur due to an uncontrolled reaction, dangerous radiation would be released potentially harming people. Another similar situation that arises is the storage of waste products which again leads to the same issue of safety; is it worth the risk?

Human society, cultures, and politics too have affected the development of nuclear fission and its applications. Modern cultures promote the use of nuclear energy, saying that it will prosper for the future; however, more conservative cultures are unsure about what it will lead to. Different mentalities have lead to both positive and negative results of nuclear fission.

The waste products of fission were found by humans to have been useful
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