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    Humanity is in a race against time as the threat of global warming looms on the horizon. To prevent catastrophe, the nations of the world must focus on decreasing their carbon dioxide output by as much as possible. While agriculture and industrial processes have a high carbon footprint, fossil fuels are by far the biggest contributor to anthropogenic global warming. Therefore, the best way to mitigate the problem is to replace coal and oil with cleaner sources of energy. Solar and wind power are…

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    Nuclear power plants have always been controversial to environmentalists and the general public. They are as intriguing as they sound as well. Nuclear power plants are one of the alternatives to fossil-fueled power plants. Nuclear power plants is a thermal power station which uses the heat from nuclear fission in an enclosed environment to change water to steam. This drives turbine generators to produce electricity. A physician named Enrico Fermi discovered the potential of nuclear fission in…

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    cause cancer or premature aging. Aside from health risks, another disadvantage of nuclear power is that there is the constant risk of a meltdown. It only takes a small mistake for everything to go wrong. For example, in 1986 the Russian power plant Chernobyl was destroyed when, during a safety drill, the reactor core became overheated and the reactor exploded, blowing off the roof of the plant and causing a fire. Thirty-one of the sixty-nine firefighters who rushed to the scene died from direct…

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    Atomic Bomb In Japan

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    happen with both Chernobyl and Fukushima. No one was trying to use these power plants as weapons. No, due to unfortunate circumstances the plants became radioactive and displaced civilians in the country. I find the nuclear bombs are one of the greatest threats to human security. All it takes is…

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    Hello name’s Cameron, Cameron sydnor and I used to work at a nuclear facility . The chernobyl nuclear disaster was a terrible event, yet very few people actually know the backstory of the plant. Despite the story being fairly interesting. For example did you before the meltdown the leader of the facility once said “the chance of a full scale meltdown is one in a million” clearly this man cannot see the future or else he would have said (scream this) “OH NO THE PLANT IS GOING DOWN WE ARE ALL…

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    The Nuclear Option good or not for humans In this article, Will Ripley, Junko Ogura and James Griffiths discuss the Fukushima: Five years after Japan 's worst nuclear disaster with three parts. As we know on March 11, 2011, an earthquake and tsunami of unprecedented led to major problems at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. Operating reactors shut down automatically, with control rods inserting into the reactor cores. A 14meter high tsunami triggered by the earthquake disabled all…

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    the accident to make sure that nuclear plants are as safe as possible. !!!Introduction to the Three Mile Island Nuclear Accident Nuclear apocalypses are a Hollywood favorite, but how close has the United States actually come to a severe nuclear disaster? In 1979, we came pretty close with the __Three Mile Island Nuclear Accident__. The Three Mile Island Nuclear Accident involved the partial meltdown of a nuclear reactor inside a Pennsylvania nuclear power plant.…

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    Fukushima Nuclear Disaster The Fukushima nuclear disaster was caused by chain of events early March of 2011. On the morning of the 11th there was a 9.0 magnitude earthquake off the Pacific coast of Japan. The Tohoku earthquake caused a 128 meter tsunami which hit the eastern coast of Japan. During the events of the earthquake and tsunami the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant suffered heavy equipment failures. These equipment failures lead to three of six reactors melting down and another…

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    Cyanide Spill Essay

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    As one of the worst environmental disaster since Chernobyl. The cyanide spill in January 30, 2000 released tons of toxic chemicals into the rivers of Romania and three bordering countries. The Tisza-Danube Cyanide Spill affected the people by contaminating their food and water sources. This also affects the animals living nearby or in the rivers because their habitats and ecosystems either gets lost or destroyed. People responded to this by trying to get mining industries to take…

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    Nuclear Energy Effects

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    According to When Technology Fails Chernobyl Accident, “two mammoth explosions blew apart Unit #4 of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant near Pripyat in the Ukrainian republic of the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR), what is now the independent country of Ukraine.” The explosions had many damaging effects to all…

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