Nuclear Energy an Aid for Humanity

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Nuclear Energy an Aid for Humanity

According to the web page,, nuclear power plants produce about 20 percent of America's power. In 2009, America produced 798.7 billion kilowatts of nuclear energy, more than twice which of any other country and over 30% of all the nuclear energy generated worldwide that year. Since the nuclear technology appeared, it has been an aid to all humans. "Nuclear energy is America's largest source of clean-air, carbon-free electricity, producing no greenhouse gases or air pollutants. The industry's commitment to the environment extends to protecting wildlife and their habitats."

First of all, nuclear technology in medicine has been an aid for all of us. Nuclear medicine and radiology are the whole of medical techniques that involve radiation or radioactivity to diagnose, treat and prevent disease. Without nuclear medicine it could be very difficult to, treat and diagnose cancer and any other diseases that need to be diagnosed with radiation.

An estimated 10 to 12 million nuclear medicine diagnostic and therapeutic procedures are performed each year in the U.S. These procedures are among the best and most effective life-saving tools available. For example there is therapeutic procedure, such as radioactive iodine (I-131) therapy that uses small amounts of radioactive material to treat cancer and other medical conditions affecting the thyroid gland. Nuclear medicine has been an aid to all of us, X-rays can diagnose us a broken bone, anything with our skeleton and organs. Looking them easier penetrating the body from the outside, without something touching the body only X-rays giving like an image of what is beneath the skin and bones', depending of what the doctor is searching for.

Second of all, nuclear energy has been an aid for the environment and the producing of energy in countries. As I said in the introduction...