All In One Science

Book: All In One Science

Chapter: 14. Source of Energy

Subject: Physics - Class 10th

Q. No. 5 of Check Point 05

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What are the disadvantages of using nuclear power?

The disadvantages of nuclear power are as follows:

1. Nuclear power is mainly generated due to fission of a heavy nucleus and this reaction results in a chain reaction which can become uncontrollable.

2. Nuclear power generates large amount of radiation which is harmful to all living beings as this radiation can cause incurable diseases and genetic disorders.

3. Radioactive waste generated due to nuclear power plants cannot be disposed of easily.

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