Nuclear Power

How nuclear power works is, it starts with nuclear fission which heats water to make steam that turns turbines that powers generators. Here is a clip that shows this.

The advantages is nuclear power are it costs about the same as coal so it's not expensive, it doesn't produce carbon dioxide or smoke so it doesn't contribute to the greenhouse effect, produces huge amounts of energy and takes very little fuel it produces small amounts of waste and is very reliable.

The disadvantages of nuclear power is very dangerous, must be sealed up and buried for thousands of years for the radioactivity to die down, it costs a lot of money to do it safely and if something goes wrong, then a major disaster can happen.


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