Article #64 Nuclear Reactor Ethics: The Radioactive Effect

The world is currently experiencing a shift in the way it utilizes energy. With renewable energy such as wind and solar becoming increasingly more widespread in many regions, nuclear power is no longer gaining momentum as a majour global energy source.

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Nuclear energy is efficient, but is it ethical and safe? This question may be open to interpretation but experts have had concerns for decades that nuclear reactors pose a huge safety risk.

Rightfully so, as the numbers back it up.

Nuclear power plants such as this one, which is operational in the Northeastern United States may soon be a thing of the past. It is clear that most nuclear reactors, simply are too dangerous to be considered a reliable and sustainable long-term source of energy. (Photo Credit: via Unsplash)
The above map shows 1996 radioactivity levels in different areas surrounding Chernobyl, Ukraine 10 years after the initial incident. The April 26th, 1986, Chernobyl disaster was the largest meltdown of a nuclear reactor in human history. (Map Credit: University of Texas/CIA via Wikimedia Commons)
Russian President Vladimir Putin applauds an announcement during nuclear talks in Iran. Putin is one of several world leaders that have advocated for the utilization of nuclear power on a grand scale. (Photo Credit: static.kremlin.ru)