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Unformatted text preview: • Does not produce smoke or carbon dioxide, so it does not contribute to the greenhouse effect. • Produces huge amounts of energy from small amounts of fuel. • Produces small amounts of waste. • Nuclear power is reliable • Reduction of dependence on oil Disadvantages Of Using Nuclear Energy • Although not much waste is produced, it is very, very dangerous. • It must be sealed up and buried for many years to allow the radioactivity to die away. • Nuclear power is reliable, but a lot of money has to be spent on safety , if it does go wrong, a nuclear accident can be a major disaster. people are increasingly concerned about this - in the 1990's nuclear power was the fastest-growing source of power in much of the world. Now, in 2008 it's the second slowest-growing....
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This note was uploaded on 05/04/2009 for the course COMMUNICAT ee526 taught by Professor Mousamousa during the Spring '09 term at Alexandria University.
- Spring '09