The globe today consumes a lot of energy that cannot be sustained by the natural energy resources. It is thus agreeable that gas and oil cannot be able to support the energy demands today. As a replacement of the natural energy resources, nuclear energy has been identified as the source of energy today. However, this has come with its own predicaments as there are lots of risks associated with nuclear energy. This source of energy has led to some of the worst energy related accidents in the world. This paper discusses some of the well known nuclear related accidents, Chernobyl, Three-Mile Island, and Fukushima. In order to better understand the accidents, causes, effects, and consequences of each will be given. Recommendations on how better such accidents can be avoided in the future will be given (Friedman, 2011).