Nuclear and Fossil fuels - 49A a Nuclear Fission and Fossil...

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49A) a) Nuclear Fission and Fossil Fuels There are many ways that we generate electricity. Some of these include: nuclear energy, hydroelectric energy, fossil energy generation and even renewable energy. According to Ontario’s ministry of energy, nuclear energy and fossil energy account for around 2/3 of electricity generation in Ontario. Nuclear energy accounts for 50% of Ontario’s overall electricity generation. Ontario has 5 nuclear power plants at 3 sites with a total of 16 reactors. These power plants are: Pickering generating station (6 reactors), Darlington generating station (4 reactors) and Bruce power generating station (6 reactors). In terms of producing electricity nuclear power in Ontario is very efficient, but there are some problems associated with nuclear power. The nuclear plants in Ontario are aging and require replacement or refurbishing in most cases. They also cause a problem when dealing with the spent fuel from these plants. The spent fuel is very toxic that lasts for centuries and disposing of it in a safe and environmentally safe
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This note was uploaded on 12/13/2009 for the course ENGG eg 404 taught by Professor Weisenhaupt during the Spring '09 term at University of the Bío-Bío.

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