300,000 tonnes of CO2 would be emitted by the mining, milling, conversion, enrichment, and fuel fabrication of the uranium necessary to produce 1000 megawatts/year of electricity. A 1000 megawatt coal plant would generate 8.2 million tonnes of CO2, or 27 times more CO2 than the nuclear option.
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