A great piece in Newsweek the story of Patrick Moore, one of the founders of Greenpeace, who was once a vehement opponent of nuclear energy, and now has become one of its largest supporters.
The bottom line is that with today's technology, nuclear energy is so much cheaper and cleaner than fossil fuels to produce energy. That seems like a win-win to me. We must get over the worries about the waste ASAP. Why don't we fire the waste into outer space via a rocket? We must and stop destroying the earth with comsumption of fuel and coal, and get onboard with this clean technology. This will also help reduce the foolishness of funding of countries that sponsor terrorism with our payments for oil.
Please read the link and interview of Mr. Moore by Fareed Zacharia (one of my favorite authors and political writers). He brings up many salient points that will convince you too.