Nuclear Power or Impact of Nuclear Power Essay

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465 Words Essay on Nuclear Power Or Impact of Nuclear Power 465 Words Essay on Nuclear Power Or Impact of Nuclear Power. Nuclear power is a source of energy which has many benefits. Nuclear energy is less expensive because it is based on uranium. With little amount of uranium a great amount of energy can be produced. It is a reliable source to rely on as there is significant amount of it on the Earth's crust. One important advantage is that producing energy using Nuclear power does not give off greenhouse gases. Green house gases are gases like carbon dioxide and sulphur dioxide which are contributing to the greenhouse effect or global warming. The biggest advantage of Nuclear power is the discoveries made in nuclear medicine, such as cancer therapy, CAT scan and MRI machines and the use of irradiation of food to kill bacteria. Nuclear power has been use in the last hundred years for the manufacture of nuclear weapons like A-Bombs (atomic bombs) and H-Bombs (hydrogen bombs). Nuclear weapons are weapons of mass destruction. A single weapon is capable of destroying an entire city. In he history of warfare nuclear weapons have been used on two occasions, both during the World War II in Hiroshima when a devise called 'Little Boy' was dropped and then three days later one in Nagasaki called 'Fat Man'. It is a good idea to possess nuclear weapons if you are a 'Super Power'. If a country feels threatened it can rely on nuclear weapons to protect them from the enemy. Examples of 'Nuclear Super Powers' are USA, Russia, United Kingdom and France. Nuclear weapons have many disadvantages. Their use can lead to a world crisis as whenever a bomb explodes the lives of millions of people are affected. Nuclear weapons are expensive to manufacture, even though uranium is accessible. One major disadvantage of nuclear power is that it makes variable amounts of

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