The Southern Company (SO), Exelon Corporation (EXC), Duke Energy Corp (DUK): Got Uranium?

Uranium…or kryptonite?

The future of nuclear is unclear. Every energy investors knows that natural gas has taken a bite out of nuclear sales, but the real question remains: Can the U.S. afford to increase its energy dependence on uranium-rich countries? The recent conflict in Syria has frosted over already icy U.S.-Russia relations, and plenty of other countries offer less-than-amicable allies with less-than-intact governments. Nuclear is not the steadfast fuel most believe it to be, and investors will need to watch its future with a careful eye.

The article Will Nuclear Help U.S. Energy Independence? originally appeared on Fool.com and is written by Justin Loiseau.

Fool contributor Justin Loiseau has no position in any stocks mentioned, but he does use electricity. You can follow him on Twitter, @TMFJLo, and on Motley Fool CAPS, @TMFJLo.The Motley Fool recommends Exelon and Southern Company. 

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