Issue of Nuclear Waste pollution – Explained, Pointwise

Introduction The establishment of nuclear plants happened as an alternative to thermal power stations due to their low carbon footprint. However, a particular issue associated with their functioning is the generation of nuclear waste (or radioactive waste). This waste is highly contaminated and requires proper processing and treatment before its release into the environment. The… Continue reading Issue of Nuclear Waste pollution – Explained, Pointwise

Japan to release “Fukushima Radioactive Water” into sea

What is the News? Japan is planning to release more than 1 million metric tons of Fukushima radioactive water from the damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant. The Japanese government planned to release this water into the ocean after two years. About Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant: Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant is located in the town of… Continue reading Japan to release “Fukushima Radioactive Water” into sea

IFFCO gas leak: How dangerous is ammonia?

Source: The Indian Express News: A major ammonia gas leakage at the Indian Farmers Fertilizer Cooperative Limited(IFFCO) unit at Prayagraj has occurred. Facts: What is Ammonia? A tri-hydroid of nitrogen(NH3), ammonia is a building block for ammonium nitrate (NH4NO3) that is used in agriculture as a high-nitrogen fertiliser. Source of Ammonia: It is highly soluble in water,… Continue reading IFFCO gas leak: How dangerous is ammonia?