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Nuclear power plants don't release greenhouse gases. Coal power plants are cheaper to build.

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Q: What is an advantage of nuclear power plants over coal power plants?
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What is an advantage of coal power plants over nuclear power plants?

Coal Power plants are cheaper to build.

What is an advantage of nuclear power plants over coal power plant?

Coal Power plants are cheaper to build.

What is advantage of coal power plants over nuclear power plant?

Coal Power plants are cheaper to build.

What is the difference between coal power plants and nuclear power plants?

because coal power plants use coal and nuclear power plants use nuclear energy to make electricity!!

Which produces more radioactivity in the atmosphere coal fire power plants or nuclear power plants?

Coal fired plants.

Compare and contrast coal power plants and energy in hearing?

coal uses fossil fuels and nuclear power plants doesn't

Does the nuclear power station provides cleaner more efficient energy?

The main advantage of nuclear power is that it does not depend on manufacturing carbon dioxide from carbon fuels, as gas, oil and coal power plants do, so nuclear power plants save millions of tons of CO2 being dumped into the atmosphere.

What is the difference between a nuclear power station and coal fired power station?

The difference is in the name; nuclear power plants produce electricity via a nuclear reaction producing head to turn a turbine, whereas coal fired power plants burn coal to produce the same efffect.

Do nuclear power plants pollute more than coal power plants?

No. Nuclear power is more efficient because nuclear power is used as splitting atoms, making big bursts of energy, whereas coal power is simply burning coal. So nuclear power uses uranium fission to create energy (electricity), whereas coal power burns coal, emitting carbon. (Mind you, nuclear energy leaves behind radioactive waste - that is arguably easier to deal with for the time being. Not to mention that accidents at nuclear plants can have devastating environmental effects.

How do the three types of power plants make electricity?

Nuclear, coal-fired, and hydroelectric power plants provide electricity.

What percent of nuclear powerplants make energy in the US by coal?

Zero percent of nuclear power plants make energy by coal, US or otherwise.

Why were Nuclear Power Stations made?

Nuclear power plants were made in the hope of providing a more efficient source of electricity than is obtained from coal powered plants.

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