The uncertainty principle in present implementations of quantum field theory means that nuclear physics must deal in 'shape functions' rather than the actual dynamics of nuclear fields and particles. This level of understanding is analogous to the chemical bonds known at atomic and molecular levels. This impacts on our knowledge and understanding of interactions of both EM, weak and strong nuclear interactions. However, just like the electron and the proton of the hydrogen atom, we can theoretically determine accurately the orbits of quarks inside gluonic fields using an extension of EM self-field theory that includes both the strong and the weak interactions as necessary. Further, the precise knowledge of orbits means that our control over nuclear processes can in principle be far greater than is currently the case. In other words, we will progress from an explosive 'control' via nucleon avalanche interactions to a non-explosive gluonic control that might extract nucleonic energy in a balanced gluochemical reaction. The world is hopefully our oyster. Chernobyl and the perils of fission engineering may be a thing of the past. In the same way that we today see brown coal as a dirty way to fuel the railways in comparison to contemporary forms of energy, so too hopefully we can learn to develop our energy needs in a clean fashion. Our nuclear processes should be a waste-free process, not one that rides on the back of its historical uses within the military. This may mean we can avoid the need for politically unstable regimes having an ambiguous need for nuclear edifices.