Decision making during the Fukushima disaster

Introduction On March 11, 2011 a tsunami struck the east coast of Japan, which resulted in a disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. During the day commencing the natural disaster many decisions were made with regards to managing the crisis. This paper will examine these decisions made during the crisis. The Governmental Politics … Read more

Integration of Nuclear Energy

Over the course of many decades, the human population has attempted several approaches to satisfy the demand for energy. As the population continues to grow exponentially, our alternatives to obtaining energy, from our houses to our jobs, have changed. In the spectrum of energies that exist today, there has been one that is the most … Read more

Is nuclear energy reliable and safe?

Radioactive contamination of the biosphere is the excess of the natural level of radioactive substances in the environment. Nuclear explosions and leakage of radioactive components as a result of accidents at nuclear power plants or other enterprises can cause it. Currently, according to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the number of operating reactors in … Read more

The Chernobyl disaster

Date: 26 April 1986 Location: Pripyat, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union Cause: Inadvertent explosion of core during emergency shutdown of reactor whilst undergoing power failure test The Chernobyl disaster, which is also referred to as the Chernobyl accident was a big catastrophic nuclear destruction. It said to occurred on 25 to the 26 of April 1986 … Read more

How different forms of energy are generated in the United States

In order to increase my understanding of energy and its relationship to sustainability for our project, I created a powerpoint outlining how different forms of energy are generated in the United States, in South Carolina, and in Greenville County. Biomass energy was the first topic I researched. Biomass is organic material that comes from plants … Read more

Egypt’s energy problems and possible solutions

1 – Energy Problem Brief description: Egypt faces many problems and grand challenges like the lack of energy, blackouts and urban congestion and many other problems. While Egypt is oil, gas and other energy sources producer, the country remains a net importer of these products and it is also a net importer of hydrocarbon resources … Read more

Best practices that nuclear firms can and have implemented

“The prevention and detection of, and response to, theft, sabotage, unauthorised access, unlawful transfer, or other malicious activities involving nuclear material, other radioactive substances, or their associated facilities,” according to the IAEA. Nuclear security attempts to safeguard individuals, property, society, and the environment against ionising radiation’s negative consequences. The goal of nuclear security work is … Read more

Patterns of acquisition/non-acquisition of nuclear weapons in the context of security, capability, international scrutiny & domestic politics

During the Second World War, the United States’ Manhattan Project invented, developed and tested the ‘atomic bomb’. When two nuclear weapons were deployed in 1945 over the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, they signalled to the world what would become a new era of warfare. A single bomb could now cause catastrophic destruction as never … Read more