The nuclear fuel raw substances come from earth as like fossil fuels. The primary material of the fuel is uranium and the amount of power that comes from small uranium is what makes nuclear power advantageous.
The power from one kilogram of uranium is more or less equivalent to 100,000 kilograms of oil; consequently, as a function of power utilization, not much uranium needs to be removed from the ground, thereby the environmental impact of uranium mines is relatively less when weighed against mining and drilling for fossil fuels.
Nuclear power plants do not produce any environment problems by emitting carbon dioxide or sulphur, which are supposed to be major contributors to greenhouse effect likewise. Nuclear power plants stops 5.1 million heaps of sulfur dioxide, 2.4 million heaps of nitrogen oxide, and 164 million metric heaps of carbon from entering into the earth's environment each year, according to the Nuclear Energy Institute, U.S.
In 1958, The Ford Nucleon, a nuclear-powered concept car was developed by Ford Motor Company. The design did not comprise an internal-combustion engine, infact, the vehicle was to be motorized by a small nuclear reactor in the back of the vehicle. The vehicle also featured a power capsule balanced between twin booms at the rear. The copy of the car can be viewed at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearbor, Michigan
The most critical ecological concern faced by the nuclear industry is the matter of its waste clearance.
Every process produces waste and the nuclear waste from a power plant can be highly radioactive which is hazardous to all living beings. But on other hand nuclear fuel is agreeable to repression, treatment, diminution and recycling. There are processes developed for separating reusable fuel and the highly radioactive elements from used nuclear fuel. The waste products can then be turned into a glass or ceramic waste capsule for clearance which are definitely linked with hazards; but when considered, that chemical hazards helps to maintain the nature for an indefinite period, the waste form can be certainly favorable. However in U.S this waste treatment process is not being operated because of political confrontation, nevertheless researches are done in search of new solutions to this problem.