Wow, whats up with all the nuclear hate?
Uranium based nuclear power is safe. On average, an nuclear plants emits less radiation than a coal plant.

Secondly, why does nobody know about using thorium as a nuclear fuel? Seriously, look it up. It solves every problem uranium has. Thorium reactors can't melt down; it's impossible. You can make more energy with less thorium, you can't make weapons out of it, creates less waste, and on and on.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thorium...a_nuclear_fuel