What is an advantage of coal power plants over nuclear power plants?

1 Answer
Jan 22, 2018

Cost and Lack of Nuclear Waste


Nuclear Power Plants are very expensive to build and run. They also lead to the production of highly radioactive waste materials that are VERY hazardous to transport and store.

Coal power plants are, relatively, cheap to build and run. They also do not produce radioactive waste!

Coal power plants are, however, a form of non-renewable electricity production as they use fossil fuels. The combustion of fossil fuels leads to not only natural resource depletion but the release of heavy pollution into the atmosphere contributing to Global Warming and poor air quality.