"Everybody gets that nuclear power is better than fossil fuels in terms of carbon emissions and climate change. But making that case is not the same thing as realistically assuring the country that nuclear power is safe." - Rachel Maddow from the video below.
The United States' nuclear power facilities have had many more 'mishaps' than you've probably heard about. Rachel discusses those issues in the video. But one thing is clear, the narrative that needs to be dominant in discussion about nuclear power is one about long-term safety of the technology.