Compare the Chernobyl, Three-Mile Island, and Fukushima nuclear disasters


Compare the Chernobyl, Three-Mile Island, and Fukushima nuclear disasters:

What were the causes, effects, and consequences of each? How can we prevent such accidents in the future? How can we react better to such catastophes? Evaluate the sources of your information according to Cottrell’s 8 Steps of Critical Thinking.

1000-1500 words

Minimum 5 sources. Use University databases, books, and high caliber websites for sources.


When evaluating and analyzing the sources in this assignment, use Cottrell’s (2005) 8 steps in the process of critical thinking:

1. Identify other people’s position, arguments and conclusions.

2. Evaluate the evidence for alternative points of view.

3. Weigh up opposing arguments and evidence fairly.

4. Read between the lines, seeing behind surfaces, and identify false or unfair assumptions.

5. Recognize techniques used to make certain positions more appealing than others, such as false logic and persuasive devices.

6. Reflect on issues in a structured way, bringing logic and insight to bear.

7. Draw conclusions about whether arguments are valid and justifiable, based on good evidence and sensible assumptions.

8. Present a point of view in a structured, clear, well-reasoned way that convinces others.


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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).