· Electricity from atomic energy emits 90 to 140 g CO2 per kWh of electricity produced. The relatively high range of uncertainty is due to the different grade of ores used. It depends on how rich the ores are that are used to obtain the Uranium. For poor ores, the higher value does apply and for rich ores, the lower value does apply.
Nuclear power plants produce at least three types of waste streams that have adverse effects on the environment. The three waste streams are: nuclear fuel, tailings and waste rock and illdefined quantities of radioactive materials.