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Nuclear fission is a clean and efficient way of producing energy but can be dangerous if safety precautions are not taken and followed. It is a controversial source of energy production that powers a large part of the wo... More »

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Some disadvantages of nuclear fusion energy include high costs of production, a long period of planning and development, the raw material is scarce, the risk to national security and risk of radiation. Nuclear fusion als... More »

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The qualities that make materials radioactive give them the potential to be incredibly useful sources of energy, but that same radioactivity can be a lethal threat to humans and other living things. Radioactive materials... More »

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