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NUCLEAR POWER The basic definition of nuclear energy can be, “Energy produced from the splitting of atoms”. Now days every country is competing against others to become a nuclear power. Being a nuclear power has now become a symbol of security for any country. Although it is stated that nuclear weapons are one of the major threats to world peace but if we look on the brighter side, nuclear weapons have also helped in maintaining the world peace. As the damage done by the nuclear weapons is on large scale so every country tries to avoid being involved in nuclear war. On the other hand the major benefit of nuclear power is that it is now being used for producing cheap and clean energy. A general concept about nuclear weapons is that it is a threat to world peace. A nuclear war between two countries can cause damage on such a large scale that it will affect the economical and environmental conditions of the whole world. This idea developed after the allied forces ( US and UK ) dropped two atomic bombs in china in early august 1945. One in Hiroshima and the other in Nagasaki. The devastating effects of both kinds of bombs depended essentially upon the energy released at the moment of the explosion, causing immediate fires, destructive blast pressures, and extreme local radiation exposures. In Hiroshima, of a resident civilian population of 250 000 it was estimated that 45 000 died on the first day and a further 19 000 during the subsequent
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