Hey Gurus So I'm an academic (university researcher) working in the field of nuclear energy (recycling nuclear fuel). Two of the biggest hurdles we often face in our field, at least for advancing it, is the cost (yeah, it's expensive), but moreso public perception. Now the way we try to sell nuclear is that it's great for combatting climate change (which it is, it makes basically zero carbon), but the downsides are all that radioactive nastiness that gets produced as a by product (more on that later), and the risk of things going bang (sure we've all seen Chernobyl, and Fukushima-related things, it's actually very unlikely). Now my research is based on the recycling of the spent fuel produced by reactors more feasible, with a goal of reusing the useful stuff (to make more energy, improves efficiency), reducing waste volumes (smaller hole in the ground to throw it in), and increasing safety. I know G3D isn't the most representative pool of people to ask with respect to general society, but I thought I'd throw this out there to you guys (please keep the discussion civil), if you're willing to help me here. So what I'd like to know from any of you, if you're willing to help me here: What is your perception of nuclear power? Do you approve of increased nuclear power usage to combat climate change? Is there more you'd like to know about nuclear power that you presently don't? (Whether it be down to misinformation or lack of good education on the topic.) Thanks for your help. Ta BLEH!