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Nuclear Power Used For Energy

The use of atomic bombs at Hiroshima and Nagasaki are the only two uses of nuclear weapons in the history of human warfare. Despite numerous armed countries and a handful of threats, the technology’s largest and most far-reaching role has been as an energy generator. As of 2005, nuclear power provided 15% of the world’s electricity. Though any major source of energy has its drawbacks, nuclear power in all likelihood will increasing be employed by nations throughout the world to satisfy their energy needs.

3c Atoms for Peace single

The 3-cent Atoms For Peace stamp was issued July 28, 1955.

20c Breeder Reactor single

The 20-cent Knoxville World's Fair Breeder Reactor stamp was issued April 29, 1982 to highlight nuclear energy use in the United States.