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Nuclear Energy is one of the most efficient sources of energy

Did you know that nuclear energy is one of the most efficient sources of energy at the lowest fuel and environmental cost?

Nearly a third of the world's energy demands are met through nuclear power plants.  The waste and potential environmental hazards posed are minimal, however, when compared with other major energy sources, such as fossil fuels.  The electricity produced by nuclear energy, if produced using coal, would release nearly 147 million metric tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.  With nuclear energy, waste production is smaller and contained.  The total volume of nuclear waste produced since the nuclear power industry began is only enough to fill a football field to a depth of about 15 yards.  This is easily managed and held on site or in underground repositories, safely out of environmental or public contact.