Nuclear Energy Essay

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Some may ask what is nuclear energy the dictionary defines this as:

nuclear energy
1.     The energy released by a nuclear reaction, especially by fission or fusion.
2.     Nuclear energy regarded as a source of power. Also called atomic energy

Nuclear power was first known to be researched in the early 1900's, and by the world war; it reached its greatest peak by demonstrating to the world its power to destroy. Nuclear energy can be good or bad, depending on how the person works with this material; it is used for both sides good and bad.
Scientists were unsure from the beginning of how it was possible to get energy from the material called Uranium. They were sure that with its
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States have fought DOE's efforts on the grounds that the site is unsafe, pointing to potential activities earthquakes, volcano's, water infiltration, underground flooding, nuclear chain reactions, and fossil fuels and mineral deposits that might encourage human intrusion in the future.
However, DOE contends that the evidence so far indicates that the places that they have chosen are likely to prove suitable and that studies of the site should continue.
      The safety of geological disposal of highly radioactive waste depends highly on the characteristics of the rock formations around it from which a repository would be hollowed out. Many geological formations are believed to have remained undisturbed for millions and millions of years, it appeared technically possible to isolate radioactive materials from the environment until they decayed high enough so that the level of the radioactive material is not harmful.
     Scientific confidence about the subject on the deep geologic disposal has been more difficult to apply to specific sites. Every high-level waste site that has been proposed by DOE discoveries of unacceptable flaws, such as groundwater flows or earthquake vulnerability, that could release radioactivity into the environment, this is not good for nature.
     Their are both pro’s and con’s