Lakhmir Singh & Manjit Kaur - Physics

Book: Lakhmir Singh & Manjit Kaur - Physics

Chapter: 3. Sources of Energy

Subject: Physics - Class 10th

Q. No. 20 of Short Answer Type Questions-Pg-157

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State the disadvantages of nuclear energy.

Disadvantages of nuclear energy are as follows:

1.Raw Material

Since, uranium is naturally unstable therefore special precautions must be taken during the mining, transporting and storing of the uranium.

2.Water Pollutant

The water that is pumped outside into nearby wetlands contains immense heat that can be damaging to eco systems located nearby the reactor.

3. If it has structural flaws or are improperly installed, a nuclear reactor could release harmful amounts of radiation into the environment during the process of regular use.

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