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Steven S. Zumdahl
ISBN: 9781133611097

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9th Edition
Steven S. Zumdahl
ISBN: 9781133611097
Textbook Problem

There is a trend in the United States toward using coal-fired power plants to generate electricity rather than building new nuclear fission power plants. Is the use of coal-fired power plants without risk? Make a list of the risks to society from the use of each type of power plant.

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation: A list corresponding to the risks to the society from the usage of each type of power plant is to be stated.

Concept introduction: Coal fired power plant causes pollution in the environment by producing huge amounts of green house gases.

Nuclear fission power plant produces radiations that cause biological damage to living organisms and their offspring.

To determine: A list corresponding to the risks to the society from the usage of each type of power plant.

Explanation

Coal fired power plant have deleterious effects on the society. They cause air pollution leading to environment degradation. They are also the cause of various coal mine accidents. The smoke formed by the burning of coal enters the human lungs causing biological damage...

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