While the actual electricity generated has no direct emissions, she stated that the cycle as a whole does.
"Uranium mining is one of the most CO2 intensive industrial operations," she said, adding that an increase in demand would go hand-in-hand with rising carbon levels.
Furthermore, the spokeswoman asserted that the toxic waste by-products cannot be disposed of safely and have a long life.
Commenting on this year's Fukushima disaster, she remarked that some experts believe it could be a century before the site's melting rods can be removed.
At the end of April, EDF Energy submitted evidence to an official government investigation into the safety of nuclear energy.
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