Nuclear Power Is Dangerous And Should Be Abolished

1495 WordsSep 28, 20156 Pages
A barren wasteland lies motionless and without life. Abandoned buildings strewn with dust and debris litter the landscape. Children’s playgrounds once strewn with laughter and smiles emits only the subtle squeak of a rusty swing floating back and forth. This land of nothingness is the result of the worst nuclear power meltdown of all time: Chernobyl. This was one of only three nuclear energy malfunctions in the last six decades. The other events are Fukushima and Three Mile Island. One might say that from these three events that Nuclear power is dangerous and should be abolished; however, consistent evidence provides us with knowledge that nuclear energy is the cleanest and most efficient form of energy around. Three Mile Island was an incident where the media took control of fairly subtle problem and turned it into mass hysteria. The media’s role in the Three Mile Island incident is alike that of Big Brother in George Orwell’s, 1984. It was a brisk morning at thirty degrees on March 28th 1979 when the unimaginable occurred. At four a.m. near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania a local nuclear power plant was working at its usual potential of one hundred percent when for “an unknown reason, the feed pump stopped operating” (What Went Wrong). This was a minor issue that the safety programmers had thought of before hand. Without the cooling pump the reactor started to heat up but when control rods were dropped to stop the fission process the temperature and pressure continued to climb.
Open Document