On a fateful day near the end of the greatest war the world has ever seen, something new arose. This new system could create virtually unlimited amounts of energy from virtually nothing. This was the dawn of the nuclear era.
Nobody in the early 1900′s could have possibly imagined that people would be breaking apart sub molecular particles and using them to destroy cities on a widespread note. But, by some miraculous chance (as fate would have it) , the impossible and unimaginable became reality.
In today’s hyped up and modern world, you may believe that nuclear energy doesn’t concern you, you may even believe that nuclear energy is not around you, but rather that it is hidden somewhere far away in the deserts of Arizona. You would ,unfortunately, be DEAD wrong. 20% of this entire country’s power is generated at one of our 63 running nuclear reactors. These stretch from California to Maine, leaving virtually no state safe in case of a nuclear “chain reaction”.
Lets go over the benefits of nuclear energy
*Somewhat Safe if contained properly
*Emits practically no “green house gasses”
*One nuclear facility can power all of LA (the largest city in this country power usage wise)
Now lets look at the cons of nuclear power
* Most power plants run on uranium ( a very unstable nuclear isotope)
* Nuclear power plants need a secondary power source in case of a blackout to keep the water “coolers” working (failure to do this results in another Chernobyl)
* Nuclear Energy, when released has the power to pwn an entire city. There is no doubt that anything in it’s way will be sent back to the stone age.
Now lets discuss something called a “Nuclear Chain Reaction” . A nuclear chain reaction is a broad term we at http://theorderoftheironphoenix.com use to describe the disintegration of a nuclear reactor to the point where the coolant can no longer keep the radioactive isotopes cool and the factory goes into “meltdown” mode, resulting in a colossal explosion.
A bit of background: As the eras have progressed, nuclear reactors have created more energy and subsequently store and produce more than one million Hiroshima or Nagasaki bombs combined.
Moving on, one of these explosions would simply result in an “atomic crater” with the force of the explosion moving across geographical obstacles such as mountains and valleys at the speed of light. So, this will stop eventually right? WRONG! Do you ever wonder why in action movies, when one car blows up, tons of other poor commoners in other cars get blown to bits as well? Well, it’s because of the heat, not the explosion. The heat causes their gas tanks to rapture resulting in the burning of their natural gas contained within their vehicles.
How does this relate to the concept of nuclear chain reaction? Well, the cloud of heat and atomic particles resulting from the first blast will definitely be enough to hit another power plant (even if it’s thousands of miles away) , and that plant will explode, thus it’s particles will blast in all directions and you will have a chain reaction throughout the continental north America.
Lets compare it to dominoes shall we? Lets say your sipping tea in Rhode Island. As the poor noob at the bottom of the chain, we can call you the final domino. And lets just say your watching television ok? And there is breaking news about some far away reactor in California. And your like “pfft sucks to be there” , well, that reactor will be the “first domino”. And so your just sitting there watching those poor suckers over in California and all of a sudden the broadcast goes black( as the explosion will destroy everything within 100 mile radius) and radiation is spewing out violently in every direction. Well, seconds later you are vaporized. This is because you “the final domino” have been knocked down by the forced chain reaction of the first atomic explosion.
Now lets go on and tell you that unfortunately, the us is one of many countries that relies on atomic energy. Now do you see the big picture? Its blatantly obvious that this doomsday-like scenario is very possible. And guess what, not a plant would be able to populate the earth for a few hundred thousand years after such an event.
As we have urged you all before, anyone that reads this, is now aware of the dangers of what is all around them. There is a high chance of something like this occurring. Unstable isotopes cannot be controlled once they decide to spontaneously combust. And imagine the pain and suffering of the world? Ask yourself: would you play with fire?