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The Mighty Atom

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The Mighty Atom

                         The Mighty Atom
                             
In the early 1900's Madame Curie, discovered radium 
for the use in medicines, however through the years
this material was used for destructive purposes, when 
they split the atom in the 1940's in an atomic atom 
smasher. Scientists discovered  a new material called 
Uranium and coupled with Plutonium created a new
energy source which if not controlled properly could 
wipe out all life across the whole planet. Uranium was 
first used in a form of Hydrogen bomb, as  times moved 
on they created an even more destructive device called 
The Atom bomb. In time the atomic bomb was able to 
be dropped from an Air Force bomber, it even ended 
the war with Japan when dropped firstly on Nagasaki 
then later on Hiroshima. When this war ended the 
atom was used in the 1950's for atomic piles, which often 
were difficult to control using control rods for containment.
In later years the atom was used for atomic energy 
power stations for use in electricity, but was subject 
to out of control meltdowns, were uncontrollable 
radiation was scattered for hundreds of miles. After 
all of these pitfalls it is still considered by governments  
to be a safe alterative for clean energy even though 
it has the potential to destroy all life on Earth.
Everyone on this planet are living at risk of extinction
if this mighty atom was to run wild and out of control.

Written : 10th July 2013

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