Nuclear Energy : Environment 's Rejuvenation Or A Hazard ! Essay

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Nuclear Energy - Environment’s rejuvenation or a hazard!!
In the early 1930s and 1940s, research was at its pinnacle yet very ‘small’, small in size, not in size of work but in size of the subject- atoms, neutrons, protons and nuclei. The works of Rutherford, Bohr, Einstein, Chadwick, Curie, Frederic, Fermi, Hahn, Strassmann all eventually led to the discovery of Nuclear Power or Energy, which is believed to be the panacea of energy crises that currently exist. It is a boon to the modern society for it can produce humungous amounts of energy from an amount of material as little as that of a spoonful. Interesting, isn’t it? And it is gaining support and momentum from all major powers quite in a fast manner. More so, it is said to reduce drastically carbon emissions. What else do we humans’ want? After all, what we all wanted was a cleaner energy and fuel. Then why the ‘unnecessary’ roar over it? A very recent case intrigues our minds as and when we hear about nuclear energy. On March 11th 2011 a huge earthquake (14h46 local time) followed by tsunami (15h35 local time) resulted in the cooling of the reactors and the cooling of the spent fuel pools of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plants to cause failure. A non-stoppable nuclear disaster happened. A disaster? How could such a boon prove to be a disaster? Japan spent billions over it. The aftermath - The area surrounding the nuclear power plants is embedded with highly contaminated solid. The Japanese government has decided to…

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