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Sat September 10, 2011 By:

wat r thebadvantages & disadvantages of nuclear energy?

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Sun September 11, 2011
Advantages of Nuclear Energy :
1) Nuclear reactions release a million times more energy, as compared to hydro or wind energy. Hence, a large amount of electricity can be generated.
2) The biggest advantage of nuclear energy is that it does not generate any greenhouse gases (carbon dioxide , ozone , methane etc.)
3) Nuclear reactor uses uranium as fuel and we have high reserves of uranium in earth.
Disadvantages of Nuclear Energy :
1) The waste produced after fission reactions contains unstable elements and is highly radioactive. It is very dangerous to the environment as well as human health, and remains so, for thousands of years.
2) Though large amount of energy can be produced from a nuclear power plant, it requires large capital cost.
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