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Chapter Three: Is Nuclear Energy Dangerous?

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Published August 01, 2019

While many point to Chernobyl and Fukushima to indicate nuclear power plants’ dangers, the nuclear plants were not the issue. The Chernobyl disaster occurred due to an unauthorized experiment, which disarmed all the safety systems. The Fukushima catastrophe, on the other hand, occurred due to an incompatible design structure. Despite the incidences, the global nuclear industry is thriving. In fact, many experts believe that nuclear power does not pose a nuclear risk but is required to confront the mounting dangers of climate change.