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    when nuclear energy is produced without incident, the science itself creates vast quantities of toxic waste, which is impossible to discard” (Dupea, n. pag.). Because of the fact that there is no way to safely dispose of nuclear energy and waste, many issues have arose. There are many more safe and more reliable sources and ways to produce energy that involves less risks. Countries need to eliminate the use of nuclear energy due to the problems it causes. Some of the largest issues with nuclear energy

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    Nuclear power is the use of nuclear reactors to release nuclear energy, and thereby generate electricity. The term includes nuclear fission, nuclear decay and nuclear fusion. Presently, the nuclear fission of elements in the actinide series of the periodic table produce the vast majority of nuclear energy in the direct service of humankind, with nuclear decay processes, primarily in the form of geothermal energy, and radioisotope thermoelectric generators, in niche uses making up the rest. Nuclear

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    Nuclear energy was first introduced into the world when Admiral Rickover decided that there should be a new way to power submarines. They were successful in launching a nuclear-powered submarine in 1954. This new idea of using nuclear power was starting to arise in the 60s and 70s when they made their first nuclear reactor. Even France decided that it was time to propel their society into nuclear powered energy which is now powering 75% of their electricity (Touran, 2013). Nuclear energy has acquired

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    electricity for the citizens of the United States. However, nuclear power is becoming a much more urgent discussion topic. Nuclear power, or the use of nuclear fission to generate heat and electricity, contributes to nearly 20% of the electricity generated and used in America. According to the Department of Energy, the United States has invested 60 years of their time into nuclear power! But why have we done so? Well, the production of nuclear energy helps produce reliable, low-carbon energy, and supports

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    Before the Second World War, nuclear weapons did not exist. However, by the end of the Second World War, this was not the case. The United States initiated a top secret program code-named the Manhattan Project. This project brought some of the greatest minds of the world together with the goal of developing nuclear weapons. The United States successfully tested its first nuclear bomb in New Mexico on July 16th, 1945. Three weeks later two atomic bombs had been dropped on the cities of Hiroshima and

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    Nuclear power is harnessed from the energy retained inside of an atom’s nucleus. This energy bindes the atom together and, when released, can be used to produce electricity. In order for this energy to be released, however, it must be subjected to either nuclear fusion, the combination of several atoms to form one larger atom, or to nuclear fission, the division of larger atoms into several smaller atoms. Nuclear power plants, first introduced in 1954, use this second method in the production of

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    came in and spoke to us about nuclear energy. Nuclear energy uses the heat produced from nuclear transformations and reactions to power turbines which create energy. A majority of the time, nuclear plants run off the fission of one of three elements: Uranium 235, Uranium 233, or Plutonium 239. Something else that Dr. McTaggart said that really stuck with me was that fissile isotopes like U-235 give off more energy than is put into the system. Currently in the US, nuclear power makes up 8.3% of our country’s

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    Nuclear Sharing:- Nuclear sharing is a concept of nuclear deterrence, which basically refers to the transfer of nuclear weapons from NWS (Nuclear Weapon States) to NNWS (Non-Nuclear Weapon States). This practice truly enforces the concept of a nuclear umbrella. The deadly B61 Bombs are located all across the European Continent due to NATO’s practice of nuclear sharing and its complex nuclear policy. (I) Nuclear Policy of NATO:- The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is one of the fundamental obstructions

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    even nuclear energy. In Japans energy mix in 2013 only 1% was nuclear energy however a plan has been set so that by 2030 20% to 22% of japans nuclear mix would be nuclear energy (World-nuclear-news.org, 2015). In Korea’s energy mix from 2014 13% of Korea’s energy mix is nuclear energy and Korea also has a goal to increase its nuclear power usage by 2035 to go up to 29% (Eia.gov, 2015). This means that Korea and Japan both want to increase the

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    Nuclear Reactors What is a nuclear reactor? Nuclear reactors were formerly known as an atomic pile, it is a contraption used to initiate and control a sustained nuclear chain reaction. Nuclear reactors are utilized at nuclear power plants in order to engender electricity and propulsion of ships. They provide about one-fifth of the United States electricity. There are actually 61 operating nuclear reactor power plants in the United States. There are 99 nuclear reactors in 30 states in the United

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