Very compelling facts from both sides.
Going nuclear provides so many advantages, one of which is that the by-product is essentially water, which is not harmful to the environment.
Many countries are scared of nuclear because of its potential to make nuclear weapons and the volatility of the substance, in which just one accident can wipe out an entire city. Like the Chernobyl case.
But the fact is that no one is sure when accidents will happen. If a nuclear plant is built, it is like a active volcano it may erupt anytime and when it does you can not do anything to stop it.
the world is going to end someway or another. in this case, global warming or nuclear war. if every nation is willing to be at peace, nuclear wars would not be a factor. and if they are not willing to use nuclear energy. the world is going to go down in a spiral due to global warming. thus my opinion is that nuclear energy is the best.
Of all the energy sources available, nuclear energy produces the most energy, but it also have its downsides and terrible dangers.
I believe that countries with huge lands and resources like USA, Russia and China can afford to use nuclear energy since they could do with it to power the population that needs it.
Nuclear energy however, like what victortky said, produces harmful radioactive waste that can be detrimental to us humans.
Hence, I think it should be used minimally and only if the country can afford to maintain it and really needs it.
It uses a material that is in abundance, creates more energy than most energy sources and causes virtually no pollution. Most people worry about the danger of nuclear plants, often citing Chernobyl. Well, aside from Chernobyl and the safely-contained Three Mile Island incidents, there has been no other incidents concerning nuclear plants in its long history.
Furthermore, Chernobyl happened 30 years ago, with technology that was less developed than that of today's. It is like saying that because of Hindenburg, we should not have air transportation anymore.