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CuriousGeorge

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Is nuclear fission renewable?
« on: November 26, 2015, 04:35:56 PM »
I've heard some people say it is and some people say it isn't. Which is true?

LucidEnergy

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Re: Is nuclear fission renewable?
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2015, 04:41:34 PM »
No, it's not renewable, but it is a zero-carbon source of power, which is probably where confusion comes from.

The actual construction of the plants themselves are quite energy intensive, but once they are running they produce no co2 whatsoever. Disposing of nuclear waste is a whole other ball game.

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Re: Is nuclear fission renewable?
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2015, 08:15:01 PM »
No, because the Uranium fuel is a finite resource, therefore it is not renewable. I'm not sure how much the world has in reserves, but it won't run out as soon as coal/oil/gas will anyway.

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Re: Is nuclear fission renewable?
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2015, 11:26:42 AM »
It's not technically renewable, but it'll last a very, very long time and is one of the energies we should be pursuing in my opinion. The UK is perfect for it, we do not suffer from earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunamis, and other acts of God  ;D

 

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