History of the British Nuclear Energy Society - Pros cons

Non-Renewable

Although the world relies heavily on non-renewable energy resources, the technologies to create renewable energy is growing and is becoming noticed by the public.

It is important to understand the impact that out current sources or energy cause and our options for the future. Although installing a domestic power supply will not cause a huge impact on the environment, if enough people do this, change will be noticed.

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Pros and Cons

Advantages

  • Nuclear power plants do not require a lot of space
  • Doesn't contribute to carbon emissions
  • The most concentrated form of energy by far in comparison with other energy generating systems
  • It is a reliable energy resource and depends on a tangible fuel source rather than alternatives such as wind power which relies on the weather
  • The output from a nuclear power plant can be controlled meaning that if wanted it could only be used to generate the energy that we need rather than excessive amounts.

Disadvantages

  • One major disadvantage of this energy generating option is that there is a risk of nuclear accidents such as the spreading of radiation particles, this can result in awful consequences including making people very ill.
  • The disposing of nuclear waste is very expensive due to it having to be disposed of in a way that does not damage the environment.
  • If a power plant becomes unusable or is no longer required it is very expensive to decommission due to the safety risks.

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