Essay On Atomic Bomb

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For hydrogen bomb, it is unquestionable that the “ingredients” are made solely from hydrogen. However, that is not the case for atomic bomb. There is several elements available that can be used to make an atomic bomb. First material available is Uranium-235 which has been used by the United States during the Hiroshima bombing. The power produced by one kilogram of this element is equivalent to 15,000 tons of TNT (“How Do Nuclear Weapons Work?”). The other material that is available to use is Plutonium-239. The Nagasaki bomb used this type of material which generated a destructive energy equivalent to 21,000 tons of TNT. Those two materials was selected because both of them have an unstable isotope which make them have a high radioactivity level. …show more content…
Also, every country is obligated to give a protection and provide a secure environment for the citizen. So, it is understandable if a country develop the most high-end safety technology such as developing a nuclear weapon as a self-defense system. So, in this case, the country who developed a nuclear weapon is responsible for everything that happen during about the weapon and its impact. For nuclear weapon, they need it in order to ensure safety in their own land or country. Generally speaking, for nuclear energy itself, the country need it to produce adequate amount of energy for their electricity demand, food and agriculture, medicine and industry. Year by year, the importance of nuclear energy is becoming vital …show more content…
For example, Fukushima accident in Japan in 2013. Based on World Nuclear Association website, following a major earthquake, a 15-metre tsunami disabled the power supply and cooling of three Fukushima Daiichi reactors (“Fukushima Accident”). The accident was rated 7 on the INES scale which due to high radioactive releases over days 4 to 6. There was also a report of contaminated water around the area. From this example alone, the development of nuclear energy and its impact has several stakeholder. Since the Fukushima Daiichi plant is owned by a private company, the first stakeholder is the company who run the nuclear power plant. They are the direct stakeholder of this plant and they are responsible for whatever happens in the plant, either good or bad. If the plant make a profit, then it is their rights to do anything with it. Also, if the plant suffered from something bad, the company will hold the burden for themselves. The next stakeholder is the society. Their position is as dilemmatic as the company’s position. If the plant runs well, they can get the benefit from it. But if something bad happen to the plant such as leaking or damage on the reactor, they will also negatively impacted from that. Well, another direct stakeholder is the government. They will get the benefit from the tax that the company pay to them, but just as Fukushima accident happened, they are the one who is responsible for evacuating

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