The bomb caused such terrible things to happen, it couldn’t have been a good thing. For example, 80,000 people were killed directly after the atomic bomb was dropped, and 35,000 were injured. By the end of the year, another 60,000 were dead due to effects of the atomic bomb (Harry S Truman’s Decision to Use the Atomic Bomb). In total, about 140,000 people were dead one year after the bomb was dropped from the effects of the atomic warfare. The bomb may have ended the war, but the results were horrific.
“It is not unlikely that the estimates of killed and wounded in Hiroshima(150,000) and Nagasaki(75,000) are over conservative.” (4.) The effects of using one these weapons are truly catastrophic, “…temperatures of tens of millions of degrees develop in the immediate area of a nuclear detonation.”(5.) These temperatures vaporize anything and everything in the area of 1.2kms from the impact of the weapon. “The vaporized debris, contaminated by radioactivity, falls over a vast area after the explosion subsides - creating a radioactive deadly fallout with long-term effects.”(5.) The destruction that can be caused by these weapons as mentioned above, is without a doubt pushing the doomsday clock closer to midnight.
The “Mike Bomb” exploded with a yield of 10.4 megatons (nytimes). Elugelab was the place that housed the H-Bomb. After the explosion,Elugelab was completely wiped off the map and surrounding islands were also affected. All the animals of surrounding islands were dead and only the stumps of vegetation was found. Herbert York afterwards summed up the implications of the testing and said “ the world suddenly shifted from the path it had been on to a more dangerous one.
Various more passed away within the following weeks and years from wounds and radiation exposure. The total number of deaths after one year was approximately 118,000 (Harris). The impact of the bomb was devastating in numbers. The atomic bomb was the first and biggest dropped on Japan. The force of the ‘Little Boy’ was extremely big and very powerful.
These problems included miscarriage in pregnant women, damage to the immune system, and thermal burns. Although there were many short-term effects of the war, there were many long-term effects as well. The most significant long-term effect is cancer. The common types of cancer caused by radiation exposure are thyroid cancer and leukemia. Even after twenty years, children of those exposed to radiation were born with birth defects.
The Holocaust was one of the most devastating times for all of the world. It strained the world’s economy and resources; death tolls were tremendously high and injuries were severe. This was one of the worst events in our world’s history. For the 12 years that Germany was ruled by the Nazi Party, a central belief was that there existed in society, certain people who were dangerous and needed to be eliminated for German society to flourish and survive (Impact of the Holocaust). Adolf Hitler preached his beliefs that Germans were the superior race and that all other races were inferior to Germans.
It’s second reactor was then opened on April 24, 1987. It didn’t fully operate, however, until September 15, 1987, located 9 Miles East of Morris, IL (Nuclear Illinois, 2017). Clinton was first opened on April 24, 1987, 6 miles East of Clinton, Illinois (Nuclear Illinois, 2017). It only has one reactor. Byron is located 17 miles southwest of Rockford, Illinois.
In the 18th century, it had an astonishing mortality rate of 90% in the United States. Also, in the year 1966, it was estimated that 10-15 million citizens had died altogether. Smallpox was finally proclaimed eradicated in 1980. Nowadays, only government laboratories in the United States and Russia contains fragments of the virus for research purposes. However, if used as a biological warfare agent, it is a immense threat to humanity and civilization because of its case-fatality of more than 30%.
Effect tests led by Felkins an undergraduate at UMR demonstrate that the steel from the Titanic was around 10 times weaker than present day steel when tried at solidifying temperature the evaluated temperature of the water at the time the Titanic struck the iceberg. Tests of the steel 's synthetic organization likewise demonstrated a high substance of sulfur, oxygen and phosphorus. Elevated amounts of those components make steel be weaker, Undergraduate at UMR Leighly says. Unreliable steel was not by any means the only explanation behind that grave night, different reasons, for example, the "imperfections in the boats framework." The Crews and Captains carelessness truly had a noteworthy part in the sinking of the Titanic, by just having two lookout in a single post.
Seventeen years later the Columbia was destroyed on its trip back to Earth, killing all the crew members on board. Those two horrible disasters shook NASA as well as the world. We only think about the tragedy they were. We never hear about the good that came after the accidents. After both events, the space shuttle program investigated the accidents and then came back stronger than it was before.
As those giant towers collapsed, so did our sense of security and the “safest place on Earth” became a home of fear. That fear translated into thousands of United States’ citizens suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. The death toll is still climbing today as New Yorkers and rescue workers from across the country battle cancer due to the environmental hazards suffered in the aftermath of Sept. 11, 2001. Not only has the government been dramatically changed, but every American has been affected in some way from the events of
Tens of millions of nuclear medicine procedures are performed each year, and demand for radioisotopes is increasing rapidly. Sterilization of medical equipment is also an important use of radioisotopes. Radioisotope therapy brings radiation directly into the cancer cells. Normally you are supposed to be given the radioisotope or radionuclide (a radioactive nuclide) usually as a capsule, drink or injection directly into a vein. Your cancer cells absorb the radioactive substance more than normal cells.
It involves high-pressure injections of water and chemicals into rock formations, which in turn release natural gas (Thompson, “Hydraulic Fracturing Should Be Banned”). However, fracking can result in many negative outcomes. For instance, scientists who conducted the earthquake study for Geology discovered that not only did fracking cause the biggest earthquake in Oklahoma, but it also caused more earthquakes in states that hardly experienced any seismic activity (“Wastewater Injection Spurred Biggest Earthquake Yet, Says Study,” The Earth Institute Columbia University). In fact, quakes have hit so frequently in Oklahoma, that state and oil regulators decided to shut down five disposal wells due to the increasing number of earthquakes in a city named Cushing (“Oil Regulators Shut Down Two Disposal Wells After Earthquakes Near Cushing”, State Impact: NPR). If fracking is capable of causing temblors as powerful as a 5.7-magnitude, it may be capable of inducing other massive earthquakes in the future.
On August 6, 1945 a B-19 dropped the “Little Boy” on Hiroshima, Japan. Forty seven square miles were obliterated. Later, a second bomb was dropped on Nagasaki. More than 150,000 people died between the two blasts. The world has become a completely different place because of these events.