Humans and Cycles
There WILL be
Social Mood Cycles
Times of bad industry regulation and capture
Times of bad company internal regulation and blindness
Waste that lasts forever.
Anyone of these items alone would be enough to say "no nukes".
Exactly, "it wasn't taken seriously when it mattered". Like the central planner now thinking that they can "engineer" an economy, and the nuke planners thinking that they can put every element under control and keep it there. WAKE UP! You just can't play with the most dangerous toy on earth and expect not to get fried.