It has come to my attention that recently, fear towards Nuclear Energy is once more on the rise, this should come to no surprise to anyone, of course, yet, I do believe that all this fear is due to media hype and mostly, unfounded.
So I've made it my duty to correct this, for I believe Nuclear Energy is widely under-used and is one (if not the) best choice for alternative energy we currently have.
So for now, I'm just going to drop some facts.
My main point, one of the biggest arguments it's how the radiation from Nuclear energy will kill you, however, the death rate for Nuclear energy is of 0.04 per TW/h while it is of 161 for coal and 36 for oil.
If one were to compare the rate of the failure of the plant itself, there's been only 4 major Nuclear Plants accidents, Three Mile Island (Do note than no one died at this accident), Chernobyl, Kyshtym and now, Fukushima, this compared to 50 Dam failures including the devastating Banquio Dam Flood. (I would also use data for Fossil Fuel Plants, but my search wasn't very productive, but of course, we all know of oil spills, right?).
While Nuclear Energy is currently more expensive, one should also consider the indirect expenses, for example, hospitalizations due to CO2 poisoning.
It's more probable that you die by crashing against another person than radiation (This also includes Nuclear Power Plants workers).
Also, there's also Thorium which is magic made a energy fuel, about 100 grams, or 8 tablespoons, of thorium could provide the energy used by an American during his or her lifetime. It's also meltdown proof and can't be weaponized among other magical things.