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Advantages of Nuclear Power

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All of the following are advantages of nuclear power EXCEPT:

A

Nuclear power plants generate very little waste and there are many options for disposal.

B

Nuclear power plants generate little or no carbon dioxide.

C

One 7 gram uranium fuel pellet provides the same energy as 1 ton of coal.

D

Nuclear power plants contribute little to climate change.

E

The technology needed to run a nuclear power plant is readily available and does not need to be developed.