Nuclear Fusion Press Release
By Emily Qualls
FUSION vs FISSION
NUCLEAR SAFETY and PRECAUTIONS
In the past, there have been nuclear accidents with fission plants, such as the case of Chernobyl, where human error caused a fire and an explosion in one of the nuclear towers, which resulted in immediate evacuation of the town and surrounding areas, and still has highly radioactive content today.
Our goal with producing nuclear energy is avoiding accidents such as the Chernobyl case, providing safe alternative energy. Ensuring nuclear safety includes the design and construction, operation, and decommissioning of nuclear installations such as power plants and waste storage facilities. Aside from this, qualified staff is highly important for nuclear safety, making sure they understand the severities of a tiny mistake, and enforcing proper safety rules. In order to ensure this, proper research on operation and safety must be conducted, and there must be a focus on security to ensure optimum safety.
In areas with the potential to establish a nuclear power plant, there must be safety precautions taken for the public. In case of an emergency, operating reactors must be shut off, removing heat from nuclear reactors to cool them down, and containing the radioactive materials. By following these steps, this ensures that the nuclear waste and materials will not pollute or contaminate public air or places.