Some Brief Information On Nuclear Energy:
Radioactive minerals such as uranium are mined.
Electricity is generated from the energy that is released when the atoms of these minerals are split (by nuclear fission) in nuclear reactors.
A small amount of radioactive material produces a lot of energy.
Raw materials are relatively cheap and can last quite a long time.
It doesn't give off atmospheric pollutants.
Nuclear reactors are expensive to run.
Nuclear waste is highly toxic, and needs to be safely stored for hundreds or thousands of years (storage is extremely expensive).
Leakage of nuclear materials can have a devastating impact on people and the environment. The worst nuclear reactor accident was at Chernobyl, Ukraine in 1986.