Very strong editorial in yesterday's LA Times, saying:

The enormous cost of building nuclear plants, the reluctance of investors to fund them, community opposition and an endless controversy over what to do with the waste ensure that ramping up the nuclear infrastructure will be a slow process — far too slow to make a difference on global warming. That's just as well, because nuclear power is extremely risky. What's more, there are cleaner, cheaper, faster alternatives that come with none of the risks.

Later in the editorial they also point out that, "Nevertheless, the U.S. government spends more on nuclear power than it does on renewables and efficiency." Insane.