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Is nuclear fission responsible for causing acid rain?


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August 22, 2010 5:03PM

No, nuclear fission is not responsible for causing acid rain.

Nuclear power plants produce heat, but not the atmospheric contaminants that are the causes of acid rain. It is sulfur, which is present in small quantities in fossil fuels (like coal and oil) that is the precursor to acid rain.