Understanding the Significance of Nuclear Energy

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Essay Outline:
I. Introduction:
A. Background Information. In the past 10 years the usage of nuclear energy has become one of the most polarizing issues of the world. Especially in the Middle East when a country reveals information about its nuclear program, the west considers this country as a threat and tries all possible ways to stop this program.
B. Thesis Statement. Nuclear energy is a double edged sword. It is every country’s right to own nuclear weapons as a defence mechanism against any outside threat. A country that owns a nuclear weapon is feared and respected by all other countries and no one will think of starting a war or getting into a political or cultural chaos with this nation. Apart from nuclear energy being used to
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With many recent conflicts going on between countries owning nuclear weapons nowadays, the probability of unleashing the power of such a weapon has increased greatly, putting the world in great danger of a third world war and one can already imagine the consequences if such a war begins. Yet, owning a nuclear weapon has its benefits as in the current decade; nuclear weapons give you power and especially political power as a country that owns nuclear weapons is feared and respected on the international circuit. With this in mind, although weapons are created to ensure that a country is in good position to defend itself against any outside threat, nuclear weapons actually serve the contrary purpose. Nuclear weapons are the main reason nations do not go to war directly, but instead try to find and seek solutions through negotiations. Unquestionably, working in a nuclear plant is a huge risk from many aspects. If a human is exposed to high levels of radiation it leads to radiation poisoning. ‘Very high radiation doses can destroy body functions and lead to death within 60 days’ (‘Risks of nuclear power’). This can cause damage to vital organs if the level of exposure was high or increase the probability of developing diseases such as cancer, tumours and genetic damage if it was a short exposure. Although workers at nuclear plants wear protective gear to protect them from these exposures, the event of a reactor melt-down


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