Well, I suspect this is because the record of failures, compared to successes, with nuclear power is so much better than the record of failure/success with other forms of energy.<quoted text>
Why don´t people realise the big danger of huge nuclear infernos? All religions are unimported against this danger!
Especially considering the newly discovered problems with nano-particles in smoke created by coal power plants-- these nano-particles easily escape all the current filtering methods, and get into the surrounding environment. What they do is as yet, unknown. Likely they increase the risks of certain cancers--but we simply do not know-- these are not normal particles, and biological life has no evolved defenses against them.
Even the much vaunted solar power panels are rampant with problems-- chiefly because they require exotic chemicals and ingredients, which typically come from poor countries, where really destructive mining practice is too common.
And your hydro-electric plants aren't without problems, either-- to create an efficient hydro plant, you must destroy multiple-square miles of habitat by flooding. In some places, these habitats were unique-- and are now extinct. Not to mention, the silting problem that all hydro-plants experience-- it requires significant costs to clear these of silt, cutting deeply into the overall payback. In some instances, the plant is so badly silted, that it no longer functions as a viable hydro-electric plant-- too little water behind the dam.
The bottom line: no method of power production is without sometimes dangerous consequences.