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Nuclear power is clean, efficient, and cheap it works by splitting uranium atoms to create heat the resultant steam turns generators to create electricity but there are two rate, but huge, disadvantages if something goes wrong, it can create a nuclear meltdown the resultant radioactivity is. An earthquake-triggered tsunami damaged the fukushima daiichi nuclear power station in japan in 2011 radioactive material released during japan’s fukushima nuclear disaster, which unfolded in march 2011 as the result of a powerful earthquake and devastating tsunami, probably caused little long. The nation’s largest electrical grid operator announced monday it will examine whether the trend toward more gas-fired power plants and fewer nuclear and coal plants threatens the long-term security of.