The recent earthquake-tsunami disaster in Japan renewed worldwide concern over the use of nuclear energy as several reactors at the ageing Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station have been besieged by fires and explosions, causing alarm from surrounding populace over radiation leaks.
The debate over nuclear energy has been an ongoing one as our modern world grapples with the need to weigh the high risks of such energy use against depleting fossil fuels and increasing energy demands. A nice background of the debate is available on BBC while a more in-depth view of the opposing views from various quarters is also accessible on Debatepedia.
Is nuclear energy justified and should it be expanded?
Should Singapore adopt nuclear energy in the future?