by admin, February 27, 2012
The peaceful use of nuclear energy is produced by nuclear fission. During the last two years more than 430 nuclear power plants are on stream producing about 15% of the world’s electrical power requirements.
Most people welcome this technology as it represents a low cost alternative to burning fossil fuels. Others are a bit more apprehensive and question the safety of these power plants, remembering only too well the accidents which occurred in recent times at Chernobyl, and Three Mile Island.
Nuclear reactors contain many controls and moderating materials to avoid the reactor from overheating and running out of control. But certainly in any reactor whose cooling procedures failed the core would become would become a metallic blob capable of melting through anything. The effects of a nuclear meltdown are as follows. –