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Chapter 10, Problem 17E
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What are the advantages and disadvantages of nuclear power? How may these be overcome? Why has there been renewed interest in nuclear power in recent years?

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The advantages and disadvantages of nuclear power and the renewed interest in it are to be explained.

Concept Introduction:

Nuclear power comes from the fission of certain isotopes of some elements. These isotopes are uses as fuels in nuclear power plants. A small amount of fuel on fission can produce an enormous amount of energy which can then be directed to converting water to steam. Steam thus produced, can be used to turn a turbine that produces electricity.

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The advantages of nuclear power are as follows:

Nuclear power does not produce greenhouse gases and also emits a low amount of carbon dioxide. Therefore, the contribution of nuclear power towards global warming is very low. A lot of energy is produced from nuclear power plants and the production of electricity is continuous.

The disadvantages of nuclear powerare as follows:

Nuclear power produces radioactive wastes which are hazardous to the environment and difficult to manage. Another disadvantage is that the cost of production of electricity is very high as nuclear energy is very dangerous and expensive...

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