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What are the advantages and disadvantages of nuclear power plants?

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09/03/2012

Advantages

· The fuel does not get used up very quickly in a nuclear reactor.

· Nuclear energy doesn't put anything polluting in the air since the fuel is not burned as it is in fossil fuel plants.

Disadvantages

· However, the nuclear fuel itself is dangerous,

· It is radioactive

· When you let it out of a sealed up tube it can be very harmful.

. the radioactive waste is being put in the sea and polluting it and the waste is taking up landfills

. it needs to be right next to an ocean for a cooling system and that's where alot of earthquakes are

. if there was a nuclear meltdown there is enough uranium in a nuclear power plant to make a small nuke