Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 34 - Reading Check Questions (Comprehension): 17

Answer

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Work Step by Step

Three main advantages of fission power are plentiful electricity, the savings of fossil fuels to be harvested for organic molecules or other materials, and the lack of atmospheric pollution. Four main drawbacks of fission power are the problem of waste storage, the danger of nuclear materials falling into the wrong hands and subsequent weapons development, the low-level release of radioactivity into the air and groundwater, and the risk of a catastrophic accident. This is discussed on page 645.
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