Asked in Nuclear Energy
Why is it bad to generate electricity using nuclear power?
June 06, 2009 2:23PM
It is not bad to generate electricity using nuclear power. However, there are concerns some people have with nuclear power, in particular with the side effects of it. In the process of generating electricity nuclear fuel is used up and left as what is called nuclear waste. This waste is very radioactive and a danger to living things for upwards of 10000 years. This waste must be stored, and debates about where and how it should be stored can lead people to consider nuclear power to be a "bad" method of generating electricity.