The Pros And Cons Of Nuclear Energy

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Almost all human activities rely on some form of energy. There are various sources of energy in the world and the most commonly used is coal. However, due to a decline of coal deposits, need for alternative sources of energy have gained popularity in the past few decades. There are various sources of energy, which have been used as alternatives for example hydropower, wind power, geothermal energy, and the most important of all, nuclear energy. As the world’s population expands, so does demand for nuclear energy. With technological advances, the utilization of nuclear energy has become ubiquitous in peoples lives. The widespread use of nuclear energy has been a controversial issue for many years as there have been a lot of problems that arose with its usage. Nuclear Power is an essential and a valuable energy source yet still poses many significant risks globally. Nuclear Energy by definition is the energy consumed or produced in modifying composition of the atomic nucleus. It is the process where atoms are split hence producing heat, which in turn creates energy. The discovery of nuclear energy began in the early 1950’s with Rontgen’s X-Ray discovery in 1895 after scientists unraveled the atomic structure and concluded that all atoms have protons and neutrons. The German’s were the first in carrying out the fission in uranium atoms in 1895 after the discovery of Uranium by a German chemist by the name of Martin Klaproth. German radiochemists Otto Hahn and Fritz

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