Pollution of a fatal kind
Today the use of nuclear energy generates pollutants that harm the environment. Harmful radiations that are toxic are produced, which penetrate our bodies and can cause irreparable damage to our body cells.
A minor fault in the design of a nuclear reactor or a natural calamity striking a perfect reactor can emit nuclear radiation into the environment. Two nuclear catastrophes happened on Three Mile Island U.S. and the second occurred at Chernobyl in the U.S.S.R.
Wastes that are produced in nuclear reactors, wastes that are produced in hospitals and laboratories which use radioactive substances, wastes that are produced during mining of radioactive materials and wastes that are produced at nuclear fuel processing complexes are disposed carelessly and these cause damage to the environment.
Radiation inhabits cell function that leads to diseases like leukaemia. Radiation also irritate unwanted cell growth which causes cancer.
In order to improve the environment and to save mankind from the adverse effects of the increasing environmental pollution, we should control the population and public awareness on the subject is a must.
Krithika S, IX A
Madurai: Seventh Day Adventist School
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