Nevertheless this industry is now spending an incredible amount of money and time, lobbying for the revival of nuclear energy.
As a result of the current discussion how further global warming could be prevented or at least mitigated, the revival of nuclear power seems to be in everybody's - or at least in many politician's - mind.
It it interesting to see that in many suggestions to mitigate global warming, the focus is put on the advantages of nuclear power generation, its disadvantages are rarely mentioned.
Hopefully, the following summary of arguments for and against nuclear power can fill this gap: Nuclear energy uses Uranium as fuel, which is a scarce resource.
The supply of Uranium is expected to last only for the next 30 to 60 years (depending on the actual demand).
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Some countries even rely on no more than nuclear power.
We would also decrease the amount of pollution considerably, which is always helpful, because of the problems we face with it.
As of today, nuclear energy is considered as one of the most environmentally friendly source of energy as it produces fewer greenhouse gas emissions during the production of electricity as compared to traditional sources like coal power plants.
Nuclear fission is the process that is used in nuclear reactors to produce high amount of energy using element called uranium.