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    Nuclear energy is a very controversial topic because of the Chernobyl Nuclear Meltdown, the Fukushima Nuclear Meltdown, and the pollution effects. Both Greenpeace and the World Nuclear Association (WNA) have different views on these topics. The WNA believes that Chernobyl was a human based issue, but Greenpeace thinks that it is all the fault of using nuclear energy. The WNA thinks that the Fukushima disaster was not very preventable and a little bit of human error but mostly it was a freak…

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    Chernobyl Research Paper

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    In recent decades, people have always wondered what exactly happened at the Chernobyl power plant and why the media consistently brings it up. The tragedy began in Soviet Ukraine, near the abandoned city of Pripyat, which suffered immediate consequences from the nuclear reactor's explosion. The colossal blast released radiation into the atmosphere which ended up spreading and killing many organisms. This spontaneous accident was recorded all over the world and alarmed many European nations.…

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    Animals Rule Chernobyl

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    Chernobyl is a perfect example of the problems we face in our futures need for energy. National Geographic did a story on the wildlife of Chernobyl 30 years after the deadliest nuclear disaster in history in the article titled “Animals Rule Chernobyl 30 Years after Nuclear Disaster”. This article discusses the debate amid biologists regarding the number count and health of the animals within the exclusion zone of Chernobyl. Some researchers believe that the population levels of Chernobyl have…

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    Chernobyl Catastrophe

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    The Chernobyl Catastrophe and its Impact on the Environment Imagine New York City, a city bustling with life; busy streets, people flooding the sidewalks, flashing lights, and never ending noise. Now imagine a post-apocalyptic city; deserted streets, empty buildings, shattered windows, doors hanging from their hinges, weeds and overgrowth climbing up walls, and unsettling silence. This is how one may describe Pripyat, Ukraine. What was once a city filled with great activity and energy is now a…

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    The disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi plant in 2011 was one that should have never happened. Looking back, a perfect storm of old technology, damage from the tsunami, and system failures is to blame for the meltdown. Reactors 1-3, ones most affected, rode out the quake without serious damage. It was the tsunamis that fallowed that started the chain reaction. On March 11, 2011 at 2:46pm a 9.0 earthquake hit off shore northeast of Japan, it lasted about 6 minutes. As expected, the 11 reactors at…

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    A&E Television Networks, Web. 30 Apr. 2017. This is an educational site with research information. In this accurate account of the events in Chernobyl from History.com, the author elaborates on the ordeal in Ukraine regarding the nuclear power plant and radiation, contributing to thirty two deaths and the contamination of much of the country, all due to the limited experience of the workers hired…

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    Persuasive Essay Nuclear

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    it’s own set of challenges. Even though the amount of waste produced, is far less, it is highly toxic and nuclear waste disposal is a big challenge. Most nuclear reactors are situated in densely populated areas and safety is a big concern. Nuclear disasters like Fukushima are catastrophic in nature and cause damage on a global scale. So we have to ask ourselves, is Nuclear energy, really, a green solution? What are the ethical values we should be consider when taking decisions that affect…

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    Chernobyl Essay

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    in the late 1970’s on the banks of the Pripyat river. Chernobyl had four reactors, each with the ability to produce 1,000 MW of electric power. On April 25, 1986, the engineers working there took it upon themselves to perform a stress test on reactor number four. The engineers, even though they had little experience with reactors, wanted to see if the reactor’s turbine could run the emergency water pumps with inertia alone (“Nuclear disaster”, 2016). The engineers disconnected the reactor’s…

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    amounts of radiation and is spread when the wind pushes it. It can contaminate very vast quantities of land very fast as currents of air always move. Two such incidents can be seen at the Chernobyl and Fukushima power…

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    Bomb Nuclear energy is currently one of the major energy sources in the world right now. It is the world’s third most utilized fuel currently, only behind fossil fuels and hydroelectricity (“Nuclear Power Today”). However, it also has the highest disaster potential out of all the energy sources currently in use. This was made evident by the fallout of the triple meltdown at Fukushima Daiichi in Japan (“Nuclear Exodus”). This has led to the resurfacing of arguments and demands of environmental…

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