The problem with Nuclear energy is...Americans don't want it in their back yard. It only takes one accident or terrorist attack. Chernoble ring a bell? America has it's nose into everyone else's business and has too many enemys. NG safer.
You're correct, some Americans don't want it. Some don't want natgas pipelines in their neighborhood, they sometimes blow up. Some don't want factories in their neighborhood, does the triangle fire ring a bell? Some want to require a person with a warning light precede any motor vehicle in center city. Maybe that's an interesting idea.