The future of nuclear is a complicated because of the public concerns about the dangers of nuclear: potential accidents and the need to store spent fuel safely for many generations. However, if countries are to achieve net zero CO2 by 2050, it is likely that nuclear will have to be involved as standby power when green energy cannot fulfil the demand. The alternative is gas, which will emit CO2.
There are options, apart from simply replacing the current power stations, including SMR and AMR, and there needs to be a discussion about the best way forward, in the UK and elsewhere. All options need to be discussed.