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Monday, February 27, 2006

IS NUCLEAR POWER ENVIRONMENTALLY BETTER THAN FOSSIL FUELS?

No, Nuclear stations work in the same way as fossil fuel burning stations do, except that a "chain reaction" inside a nuclear reactor makes the heat instead. It requires uranium rods to operate and the heat is produce by nuclear fission. The advantages of nuclear power are that the costs are about the same as coal, so it's not expensive to make, it does not produce smoke or carbon dioxide, and so it does not add to the greenhouse effect, produces huge amounts of energy from small amounts of fuel, produces small amounts of waste and Nuclear power is reliable.
 
 
Ashton Mouton
Student Number: 2432509
University of the Western Cape
Private Bag X17
Bellville 7535
 

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