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The definition of Nuclear power, it is the use of nuclear reactions that emits nuclear energy to generate heat, which most are then used in steam turbines to generate electricity in a nuclear power plant.
Disadvantages of Nuclear Energy

Using Nuclear Power in daily activity is important and has many pros and cons. Almost all the strongest countries in the world boast of their nuclear strength. This article will be an eyeopener to the disadvantages of Nuclear energy.

Today, the vast majority of electricity from nuclear power is a product of the combination of uranium and plutonium.

Disadvantages of Nuclear Energy


  • Nuclear radiation accidents example radioactive wastes from nuclear power plants.
  • Radioactive waste
  • High initial capital costs
  • It needs a lot of investment to set up a nuclear power station.
  • Eutrophication causing the death of aquatic life.
  • Negative effects on humans example the Hiroshima and Nagasaki nuclear bombs during the Second World War.
  • National Threat e.g developing nuclear weapons
  • Fuel Availability.
  • It is not a renewable source of energy.