Nuclear energy could be the future of energy and potentially solve the energy crisis problem. Nuclear energy is a sustainable energy source and it can provide millions of times the amount of energy output from a fixed mass of fuel than any other energy source, such as fossil fuel, for the same mass of fuel. Nuclear energy is also very clean for the atmosphere. It produces no greenhouse gases at all. However, nuclear energy can be very harmful to both people and the rest of the natural environment if not managed well. Nuclear meltdowns etc. can release radiation into the atmosphere, which can badly affect cell growth and could result in the deaths of many people and animals, and can destroy the surrounding environment. The same goes for nuclear waste products. The world needs every energy source it can get. Nuclear energy is the most viable source to help us out of the energy crisis, as long as it is well maintained and its technology developed and improved constantly.
This research paper serves to show research conducted about nuclear energy in order to draw a conclusion as to if nuclear energy is a solution to the energy crisis or not. As the world is developing further and further and essential energy resources such as coal are getting less and less, new, sustainable energy sources need to be introduced as to not rob future generations of their energy supplies. Other aspects of current energy sources such as global warming etc. also need to be considered. Nuclear energy is sustainable and clean, but can pose huge health and safety risks and can damage the environment. There is a huge debate as to whether nuclear energy should be implemented for the future or phased out.
This research paper investigates the issue.
What is nuclear energy?