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Nuclear Uses

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Nuclear technology for peaceful purposes is traditionally
divided into five principal areas: mining and processing of
nuclear raw materials; the production of enriched uranium;
the fabrication of nuclear fuel elements; the design,
construction and operation of nuclear reactors; and fuel
reprocessing. Apart from the use of nuclear energy to
produce electricity from power reactors, it has also been
used extensively in agriculture, medicine, industry, biology
and hydrology.
The origins of a commitment to develop nuclear energy
for peaceful purposes can be traced to President
Eisenhower’s ‘Atoms for Peace’ speech in 1953 and the
subsequent establishment of the IAEA in 1956. Article IV has two elements. The first reaffirms the
inalienable right of all parties to the NPT ‘to develop
research, production and use of nuclear energy for peaceful
purposes, without discrimination and in conformity with
Articles I and II of this Treaty’. The second is a
reaffirmation that ‘All the Parties to the Treaty undertake to
facilitate and have the right to participate in the fullest
possible exchange of equipment, materials and scientific
and technological information for the peaceful uses of
nuclear energy...’ and places an obligation on the parties to
cooperate in the development of nuclear energy for peaceful
non-nuclear-weapon States Party to the Treaty, with due
consideration for the needs of the developing areas of the

Nuclear energy in one of the safest energies, that can be used to achieve many desired results, provided it's used safely with due precautions. It can be used in diversified fields for peaceful purposes such as electricity generation, medicinal purposes, reduce pollution, etc. Nuclear Energy is the energy that is released from the nucleus of an atom, as it is evident from the term nuclear. During the process, mass gets converted into energy. The relation between mass and energy is...


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