Nuclear power plants in the US are completely unrelated to nuclear weapons production.<quoted text> You are not a scientist. Read the article. Thorium fuel can be tweaked rather quickly for making nuclear bomb-making materials. The primary purpose in France for its nuclear power development is to make the fuel necessary for maintaining its nuclear weapons arsenal.
There was no nuclear power industry when the US produced nuclear weapons in WWII>
Activities by criminal nations like Iran, North Korea, and Pok-E-Ston may be different.
Regardless of your politics, a return to nuclear power will occur of necessity. There is no viable alternative at present.