There are possible futures in which we might be forced to use nuclear energy, if we wait too long to implement strong renewable energy systems we will be facing a world in which we have dramatic energy shortages. However this “magic bullet” comes with some very real and very dangerous risks. I personally think that nuclear energy should be the energy of last resort. The only scenario I would feel comfortable building a nuclear power plant in one in which millions are on the verge of death without a steady supply of energy. Because we are not in that scenario now, I think we can still safely avoid (perhaps forever) installing any nuclear power plants.
What do you think? Are the risks worth the rewards? Would you rather have a nuclear power plant or a wind farm/solar array/geothermal plant in your neighborhood?