Mike Byfield, writer for the Daily Oil Bulletin: One gram of uranium produces as much energy as one tonne of oil. Most of the nuclear fuel waste is either recyclable or easily handled because it has only very low levels of radioactivity. The remaining waste - non-recyclable and highly radioactive - is very low volume, according to EFN. The electricity needed for one human lifetime leaves waste of this type equivalent in size to a golf ball. Everyone should recognize the rising costs of fossil fuels versus the stable cost of nuclear power. And in the future, humanity will need the long-chain hydrocarbon atoms to make petrochemicals and plastics. For reasons of economy and the environment, the use of nuclear energy in the oil sands is just a matter of time."