We use energy while performing many different tasks in our daily lives. This energy was produced from different types of sources and we can divide these sources into two as renewables and non-renewables. Today,I would like to talk to you about a non-renewable resource that has been popular from the 20th century to now and which has brought many problems to humanity. The source that I would like to talk about is nuclear energy. Nuclear energy is a type of energy in the core of an atom that can be used to create electricity and nuclear power plant is the thermal power station where the electricity is produced.The process of generating electricity starts when the heated water produces steam and it continues with the steam’s movement through the turbines.
In 1905, Einstein predicted that the energy could be released as a result of fission with the formula of E=mc2 and In 1930; Otto Hahn, Lise Meitner, and other scientists have verified Einstein’s predictions.
Although we know about nuclear power and its working principle, nuclear usage requires responsibility because of the threats that seriously affect the environment and human health. Uranium wastes are affecting the ecosystems and causing pollution. In addition, radioactive wastes can be used in producing radioactive weapons, bombs and since it is a hard decision to open a new nuclear power plant, it is not possible to build a nuclear power plant in a short time.
In conclusion, we generally prefer nuclear energy because it is more efficient and produces more energy than other sources. I am not against the use of nuclear energy but using nuclear energy requires great responsibility and if this responsibility is ignored or not fulfilled, humans and the environment will be harmed.