Nuclear Age Essays
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Nuclear radiation and decay are often perceived as dangerous and harmful. In 2011, at the Fukushima Daiichi Accident, following a major earthquake, a 15-meter tsunami disabled the power supply and cooling of three Fukushima Daiichi reactors. An average of 400 mSv/hour (accumulated background radiation dose) was produced which is 40,000 times the amount of radiation in a dental X-ray. Although nuclear radiation can cause extreme harm on rare occasions, it has more positive outcomes than negative ones. As an illustration,...
Studies are showing that today’s generation heavily relies on the latest nuclear equipment and medicine heavily. The advancements in medicine and technology are tremendously different than 50 years ago and really show how far this world has really come. There are many benefits of these advancements but some say that the medicine can be very dangerous and hazardous if not used in its proper manner. This essay will further show all information and reasons to believe if this new type...
One of the first things a person thinks of when they hear the word Iran is nuclear power, and even more specifically, nuclear weapons. Even though Iran is part of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty, an investigation conducted in 2003 by The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) found that Iran has been covertly working on establishing the capacity to produce fissile materials. This discovery was quite worrying to the West and to neighboring countries since nuclear weapons in Iran means an...
The first nuclear bomb was developed in the early 1940s, and there have been a few cases where these weapons have been used. In those few cases, the damage these weapons caused has led to them being outlawed worldwide. So, if they have been globally banned then why do countries still have large stockpiles of these weapons? The most infamous event where nuclear weapons were used was probably World War II. In the final stage of the war, the United...