Nuclear Power (pros and cons)

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  • Nuclear Power
    • Disadvantages
      • Waste is highly radioactive - stored carefully (expensive)
      • Accidents can cause waste to leak into the environment - causing human/animal/plant death, illnesses, contamination - damage lasts a long time
      • Limited amounts of uranium and plutonium - non-renewable resource
      • Decommissioning power stations is expensive
    • Advantages
      • Low carbon dioxide emissions
      • Less toxic waste
      • Large amounts of energy are generated from small amounts of fuel
      • Electricity produced is cheap


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