has always been a cause of terror among people since its inception and
threat has been
escalated in the recent years with many countries entering the race to acquire
has the capability
completely annihilate the planet if used as a weapon, its positive
cannot be denied inadvertently.
essay is an attempt to explore the benefits and risks which are associated with the
On the positive side, it has been corroborated by many scientists that nuclear
has the potential to save
from the impending
crisis. The traditional fuel sources used by us
as coal, petroleum and diesel are non-renewable and
are depleting at an alarming rate due to our
on them. On top of that, they are
causing an irrevocable damage to the environment upon being burned since they release toxic gases into the atmosphere.
is not only an efficient source of
one of the cleanest sources.
, a single pellet of uranium can produce as much
as an entire coal plant can in a single day.
, the process of producing
any detrimental impact on the environment as it leads to very insignificant amount of emissions.
, it would not be wrong to say that in future,
can prove to be the ideal alternative to satiate our
needs. Another useful application of
can be seen in the field of medical science, namely for the treatment and diagnostic purposes.
, radio surgery, which is a recently invented method, is both painless and less time-consuming than the conventional surgeries.
, chemotherapy, which is based on the same principle, is
being put to
to treat cancerous cells in human bodies. As for diagnostic purposes, the CT scans and x-rays used for scanning the human body,
work with radiation.
, irradiation, a process which utilizes radiations to preserve food for a long time is yet another
of nuclear tech.
On the negative side, the greater the number of
-power enabled countries is, the more the likelihood of a nuclear was
. The injudicious
for military purposes can result in the destruction of life as we know it. A perfect example of
would be the incidents
Hiroshima and Nagasaki of japan during world war two when the USA dropped nuclear bombs leading to the death of thousands of people. The risk of
being destroyed has
exacerbated today since the bombs which are developed these days are far more potent than the bombs used during that incident. What is more,
prone to misuse. To illustrate, dictatorial governments still exist today and they follow very narrow political and religious ideologies.
, they are less likely to exercise caution in the usage of the most powerful means of destroying their perceived enemies. In the same manner, if
falls into the hands of terrorists and extremist groups, they can
put it to
for their own agendas, leading to mass destruction.
, there is no viable option to dispose the nuclear waste safely as the waste can continue to emit radiation even after being expended
can pose a great danger to living beings living near the place where
waste is dumped.
, yet importantly, the risk of leakage sue to human error or any natural calamities is
associated with the usage of
in 1984 due to human negligence and
in 2012 due to tsunami and earthquake serve as memorable examples of
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