What Is a Disadvantage of Nuclear Energy?


A disadvantage of nuclear energy is difficulties that are involved in the disposal of the radioactive waste that is generates. Studies have shown that, the waste has to be carefully stored for a few thousand years before they are disposed. Nuclear power plants can also be targeted by terrorists, which can have catastrophic effects throughout the world.
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Nuclear power is cost effective and produces a lot of energy. It does not rely on fossil fuels and produces very little air pollution. That being said, it creates radioactive waste and can emit harmful radiation into the surrounding environment.
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