This nuclear energy pros and cons infographic depict atomic energy's benefits and drawbacks. Nuclear energy is produced through fusion or fission. It is a low-cost method of generating electricity. In nuclear fusion, atoms combine to form a larger atom. Nuclear fission produces energy by dividing atoms into smaller atoms. Nuclear power plants produce electricity through nuclear fission. However, it is critical to our response to climate change and greenhouse gas emissions. The generation of radioactive wastes such as uranium mill tailings spent (used) reactor fuel and other radioactive wastes is a major environmental concern associated with nuclear power. This detailed list of nuclear energy's pros and cons provides a thorough understanding of atomic energy.