Demand for energy has encreased in recent years . Recent statistics report that the USA consumes over 20 % of global energy output.All energy technologies produce waste. Burning fossil fuels, even relatively clean fuel like natural gas, are released as air pollution & toxic waste.
The great advantage of nuclear power is its ability to wrest enormous energy from a small volume of fuel. It is ecologically safe & doesn’t pollute the enviroment.
In 1986 was the world’s worst nuclear accident, at Chernobyl in nothern Ukraine. It was the most serious accident to have occurred at a nuclear power plant. The reactor core erupted in a gigantic explosion, injecting huge amounts of heat & radioactive fuel into the atmosphere. A large number of people died, and the rest suffered illness as a result of contamination from the deadly cloud or radioactivity.