Can national nuclear programmes ever be justified?

Author: Stephanie Heng
School: Raffles Institution
Year Written: 2019
Grade: N.A.

Nuclear energy is often referred to as the energy which is released from the nucleus of an atom, produced when weather fusion or fission occurs in a nuclear reaction. It is a term that conjures up spectres of deformed bodies, irreducible waste, and nuclear anxieties. That said, it is the right and duty of the state to do all in its power to ensure that its people are safe from any external threats. With this in mind, it appears that national nuclear programmes – as controversial as they may be ...

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