Atomic energy


Attention getter: Atomic energy is energy that is released through a nuclear reaction or radioactive decay process. Therefore, when an atom breaks up, a lot of energy is liberated.
Audience relevance: This energy may be used for destructive purposes as well as constructive purposes. The well-known destructive process includes the making of the atomic bomb.
Establish credibility: This bomb is said to have caused mass destruction during the Second World War. Scientists have developed atomic power plants, which are said to produce electricity.
Position statement: Recent disasters that have occurred in Japan relating to the use of atomic energy has created an enormous disaster and has forced various users around the global to rethink about the necessity of using it.
Preview: First, I will examine the problems associated with the use of atomic energy and the causes of such problems. I will then focus on the best solutions of combating this menace.

  1. Problems:

Atomic reactors for boiling water are being used in advanced countries. Scientists have tried to use atomic energy as fuel for planes, cars as well as ships. Radiations given out by atomic reactors are used to treat cancer. They are also used for killing dangerous germs and insects. Therefore, scientists should only use atomic energy for constructive use and never destructively. Atomic energy can mean so many things depending on the context in which the term is used. Radioactivity, the deposit of various processes by which nuclides emanate subatomic particles, falls within the atomic energy circles.
International researchers are continuing to venture into various improvements such as safe plant, the use of nuclear fusion. Controlled nuclear reactions are also used for other purposes such as alteration and particle radiation and various applications such as burn detectors.
Other than being termed as the most dangerous for of energy, atomic energy has unusually many advantages. These include curing cancer, doing ordinary surgeries, making electricity and   eye surgery. In my study, I am looking at how dreadful atomic energy can be despite the complicated help it extends to humanity. Radioactive material is extremely harmful both to human and plant life. The average sufferer here is human and the animal because they all depend upon the nature.

  • Causes

The biggest problem with atomic energy is the radioactive products that result. Atomic energy is said to pollute the environment to toxic levels that cannot be easily controlled. The same atomic energy is also said to make bombs that are used in mass destruction. This mass destruction involves people losing their lives as well as their homes. The average number of people who have lost their lives through both the direct and indirect effects of atomic energy is extraordinarily powerful.

  1. Solution

In a recent report that involved Japan, atomic energy is said to have contributed to the deaths and sweeping of homesteads. As the nation struggled with a rescue effort, it also faced the worst nuclear emergency. Explosions and leaks of radioactive gas took place in three reactors in Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Station that is said to have been under serious meltdowns.
The radioactive material was then released directly into the atmosphere. This contaminated the air as well as the waters. The waters being dumped into the pacific was another issue altogether. Therefore, atomic energy is the principal cause of all the radioactive related problems. These problems are directly affecting human beings, plants as well as animals. This calls in safety while handling such radioactive materials. The nuclear plants should be located in areas, which are not susceptible to natural calamities like the floods. This ensures that the lives of civilians are safeguarded.

  1. Conclusion

The effects of atomic energy can also be seen from a political perspective. Nations have had an encounter that involves exchanging some fire. The pure innovative ones have taken advantage of atomic energy in order to win their counterparts. Nations are now threatening each other with a view of wanting to know what is possessed by the other party.
Radioactive material has been generated and has brought about genetically related problems in both men and women. The problems of atomic energy can be viewed better in relation to the intentional material that is developed by people in four of weapons in order to be used in war.
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Herbert P. Kitschelt. Political Opportunity and Political Protest: Anti-Nuclear Movements in Four Democracies British Journal of Political Science, Vol. 16, No. 1, 1986, p. 57.

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