In 2018, nuclear energy generated around one fifth of the country's electricity. A huge amount of energy can be produced through the nuclear process using a relatively small amount of uranium. The energy is produced as heat through the fission process.
|Advantages of nuclear||Disadvantages of nuclear|
|No harmful gases are released in the process||Nuclear power stations have to close after around 40 years of use when the uranium becomes less efficient at heating the water|
|More efficient than fossil fuels||Disposal of uranium is difficult and costly|
|Cost of nuclear power stations is very large|