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Should the UK build more Nuclear Power Stations?

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  • Essay length: 3479 words
  • Submitted: 01/05/2009
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GCSE Changing Materials - The Earth and its Atmosphere

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Should the UK build more Nuclear Power Stations?

Contents Page

Introduction Page1

Background Information: Page2

* Fuels used in a Nuclear reactor Page2

* Nuclear Fission Page2-3

* Nuclear Waste Page3-4

* Building, Maintaining and Decommissioning a Nuclear Power Plant Page4-5

A "brief" summary of the argument for and against nuclear power stations being built in the UK Page5-7

Conclusion Page7-8

Bibliography Page8-9

Introduction

In this case study I am going to try to figure out if the UK should build more nuclear power stations to keep up with rising demand for electricity because this is a subject close to me as I will have to be an adult in a world where fossil fuels are running out and my generation will have to find other, hopefully renewable sources of energy to continue our way of life, even if it is wasteful.

To do this I must research other possible energy sources and the impact of using each singularly, or together, then I will see if the source is compatible with the UK, as there may not be sufficient land or the material and building

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