Delegate Name: Jett Miller
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Nuclear Reactors in Conflict Zones
Saginaw Arts and Sciences Academy
Nuclear reactors have been increasingly used worldwide as a source of energy and scientific research. These nuclear reactor sites are prone to disasters such as Chernobyl and Fukushima. Nuclear reactors that are located in regions of high conflict have a higher likelihood of causing a disaster that could affect the environment as well as human life. The recent conflict between Russia and Ukraine has brought up concerns about nuclear reactor sites. Russia and Ukraine both hold nuclear sites that can easily cause disaster if they are to be damaged throughout the conflict. Efforts are trying to be made to protect the nuclear sites to prevent harming the population as a whole as well as preventing environmental damage that would arise from such damage to the nuclear sites.
Argentina is home to many ambitious nuclear sites but does not have a nuclear weapon program. Although Argentina did work on a nuclear warfare system in the 1980s, the Argentinian ballistic missile program was dismantled in the early 1990s and has remained shut down since. Argentina has joined a multitude of initiatives in order to push efforts toward creating a nuclear-weapon-free world. These initiatives strive to monitor nuclear weapon containment as well as make new solutions for challenges found while disarming missiles.
Continuing to join initiatives for anti-nuclear weapons would ensure that the Argentinian nuclear system remains disbanded and that the only nuclear networks would be nuclear power plants. Argentina would like to continue pushing for the removal of nuclear weapons internationally so that the world can live without fear of nuclear warfare destroying their lives. Argentina also would look to improve the protection of nuclear reactor sites in order to make them less susceptible to damage that would be the root cause of a potential disaster affecting not only Argentina, but many other nations of the world.
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