What are the advantages of nuclear power?
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Nuclear power stations generate lots of electricity and it is a relatively clean way of doing so. They need less fuel to run on, and it is cheaper for the public. Coal power stations release carbon dioxide and sulphur dioxide which contribute to global warming and acid rain. Nuclear power stations are safer than coal power stations (because the soot and ash particles from the coal station can cause breathing problems in humans). Nuclear power stations have lots of safety installations so in case of a problem, they can be shut down.
Nuclear power generation is cleaner to produce than fossil-fuels. However it is more hazardous to process the waste materials, which stay radio-active for many years.
Nuclear power does not release greenhouse gases or other atmospheric pollutants (barring a melt-down), unlike power plants that burn fossil fuels (coal, oil, or natural gas). Unlike solar power, nuclear power is independent of the weather conditions. Unlike hydroelectric power, nuclear power can be installed anywhere.
Two disadvantages of nuclear waste are: disposal of nuclear waste is very expensive and takes a long time, and nuclear waste is radioactive. The advantages are: nuclear power plants are usually built on a coast, so the risk of contaminating drinking water is low; nuclear waste does not emit carbon into the air.
What are three advantages of nuclear power plants compared with power plants that burn fossil fuels?
Here are a few advantages and disadvantages to using a nuclear reactor ADVANTAGES: Nuclear fuel will last longer inside the reactor. Power output is significantly higher then any other fossil fuel power plant. Little Co2 is produced throughout the whole life of a nuclear reactor, compared to a coal power plant. Is safe providing a nuclear power plant follows safety procedures. DISADVANTAGES: Very expensive to build. Digging for Uranium is expensive and we have a…
What are the advantages and disadvantages of using nuclear power as an alternative to renewable energy resources?
Renewable power, that is wind, solar,tidal,wave, biomass, geothermal, hydro, is never likely to be able to make up the 20 percent of electricity generated at present in the US by nuclear. So if nuclear is not used, additional fossil fuel probably coal would have to be used. Which is preferable? There are other questions in the answered list on the general advantages and disadvantages of nuclear fission power
The Advantages-The Energy is more efficient and cleaner for our air and it can be less expensive The Disadvantages-Nuclear Power Plants can be dangerous if not taken care of, There's is only certain areas geographically that you can put Power Plants (Away from Water) and you have to find a place to store all of the Nuclear Waste. (It has to stay underground for atleast 1000 years before it can be removed)
What is advantages if the Philippines is ready for nuclear power energy replacing non renewable energy resources as its main source of energy i t is good idea?
If the Philippines were to switch to nuclear power, it would answer the power shortage. The Bataan Nuclear Power Plant, if operational, could shoulder half of the country's power consumption. A great disadvantage, however, is the position of the plant. It's constructed right along a fault line. Also, a nuclear accident is also another thing.
See www.world-nuclear.org for country by country information: INFORMATION PAPERS NUCLEAR BASICS Outline History of Nuclear Energy The Nuclear Debate Glossary FACTS AND FIGURES World Nuclear Power Reactors 2008-09 and Uranium Requirements Nuclear share figures, 1998-2008 - May 2009 Uranium production figures, 1998-2008 - June 2009 COUNTRY AND REGIONAL BRIEFINGS Uranium in Africa Nuclear Power in Argentina Nuclear Power in Armenia Australia's Uranium Nuclear Energy Prospects in Australia Nuclear Power in Belgium Nuclear Power in Brazil…
Nuclear power is a long lasting power source that does not have a carbon footprint, does not require digging and mining or burning coal or oil It was believed that it does not cause any sort of pollution.It was found to be wrong. Although fossil fuels burning releases pollutants and nuclear power does not, the technology involved in nuclear power generation releases requires cooling and releasing heat into water ways which can harm water life…
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…
What would the advantages of using a fusion reaction instead of a fisson reaction to produce energy be?
Advantages of Nuclear Energy Produces Large Amount of Energy Nuclear reactions release a million times more energy, as compared to hydro or wind energy. Most of the disadvantages with nuclear energy has to do with the inherent properties of nuclear fission. The energy and byproducts released by nuclear fission are health hazards either because of being extremely hot, due to the highly energetic release of heat during nuclear fission, or because of the destructive effects…
There is a tremendous amount of debate about whether nuclear power plants are good in any country. Nuclear power has several advantages: it emits no air pollution or greenhouse gases, and it does not depend upon fossil fuels (which are getting more expensive). The disadvantages are that if a nuclear power plant is not run correctly it can have a very destructive accident (such as the infamous Chernobyl incident) which is far worse than anything…
People disagree on the answer to this question, and sometimes rather loudly. Personally, I think it is the least safe, and most dangerous, source of power we have. But there are many learned people who disagree with me. If you want details, I suggest you look at the related question, "What are the advantages and disadvantages for nuclear power?" A link to this question is below in "Related questions."
When nuclear power plants started to be built, around 1960, they were thought to be able to provide cheaper power than conventional fossil fuels. Nowadays this is known to be over optimistic, however with the emphasis now on avoiding production of greenhouse gases, nuclear has advantages over fossil fuels. It is not likely though to overtake the use of fossil fuels for a long time to come.
Advantages are: Cheap to produce large quantities of power Building power plants are easy and can be done near cities Readily available/convenient -price is lower Disadvantages Are: Burning fossil fuels produce CO2 --> Global warming Nuclear=Danger Fossil fuel supply will decrease --> Price increase Nuclear waste will remain toxic for many thousands of years