- Nuclear waste management is a problem-
If everyone in the US were to use nuclear power, the amount of solid waste would weigh as much as equal seven US quarters per capita. Even this is overstating the problem, since much of the waste can be reproccesed (already done in Europe and Asia), and the remaining plutonium can fuel Generation IV reactors (due out by 2020).
- Nobody wants one in their backyard-
I don't want a solar farm in my backyard, either.
- Safety issues regarding the fuel - newer fast reactors require very enriched fuel, as compared to other, older reactors. This *might* pose a problem security-wise if the fuel is not kept in check; higher enrichment = dirtier dirty bombs-
In order for a terrorist to take plutonium from a nuclear plant, they would first have to enter the plant (very difficult) then exit the plant with the plutonium (nearly impossible), and then build a bomb (extremely expensive). There are cheape