To what extent is nuclear technology a danger to life on earth? What are the benefits and risks associated with its issue?


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Nuclear Technology poses a danger to living organisms only to the extent that it produces wastes that are harmful as they produce radiations.

The Benefits far outweigh the Risks (though they are tremendous) -Energy1. Cheaper energy as compared to Fossil fuels2. More energy per unit amount of Fuel consumed3. Almost negligible pollution as compared to that by Fossil fuels.Biomedical Sciences1. PET scans2. Detection of tumors etc in early stages

Currently research is being carried out to develop nuclear fusion which would be an even cleaner and almost non polluting source of energy.The major risk is due to leakage of the nuclear wastes which may cause great harm to all life forms.

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