Nuclear Debate Sizewell Yes or No to more nuclear energy in the region?
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The debate


The arguments FOR nuclear power  

  • Only small amounts of waste materials are generated
  • Its very reliable and isn’t affected by weather conditions
  • Fuel costs are low and large quantities of power are generated
  • Does not produce carbon monoxide, sulphur dioxide or nitrogen oxides

The arguments AGAINST nuclear power  

  • Nuclear waste is dangerous for thousands of years
  • Currently, there are no plans for safe disposal of waste
  • An accident could be disastrous
  • High costs during the build phase
  • High maintenance costs
  • Decommissioning is very expensive
  • Nuclear power stations could be potential terrorist targets