Argument: Uranium is abundant and will last for hundreds of years
Mark Brandly. "The Case for Nuclear Power". Virginia Viewpoint. October, 2001: "The main benefit of generating power in this method is that fissionable uranium is abundant and a very small amount of uranium generates a tremendous amount of energy. One uranium fuel pellet, 0.3-inch diameter by 0.5-inch long, produces the equivalent energy of 17,000 cubic feet of natural gas, 1,780 pounds of coal, or 149 gallons of oil. Since relatively little fuel is needed to power nuclear plants, nuclear energy is safer than the other alternatives for generating large amounts of electricity. The waste that is generated in a nuclear plant is contained within the plant or eventually removed for long-term storage."