Essay about Nuclear Energy As A Source Of Energy

776 Words Oct 8th, 2015 4 Pages
What is the best source of energy that can be used today? Well this is a hard question to answer because there are a lot of factors to look at. It is know that nuclear energy has been around for a long period of time, and that also is one of the energy sources used today by most countries because it has the potential needed to fulfill the demand for electricity that each country require. Nuclear energy results from the reaction that takes place when the nucleus of an atom breaks down resulting in the emission of heat and radiation followed by a chain reaction. This is called nuclear fission and this process liberates a large amount of energy to generate electricity, but the process also releases radiation which is very dangerous. We all know that everything has advantage and disadvantage, know let see which are the advantage and disadvantage of using nuclear energy as a source of energy. Nuclear energy has been used since many years ago, back in 1940 's nuclear fission was first used during World War II, and both German and American scientists studied fission to build atomic weapons. After the war, the United States began to develop nuclear energy for nonmilitary purpose. Later in the early 1960s the first American nuclear power plants began operating and by 1955 the first U.S. town was powered by nuclear energy. By 2013, there were 437 nuclear power plants build in 31 countries. Not in all countries the degree of reliance is the same. It can be see that today nuclear…

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