Decades of propaganda have lots of people afraid and opposed to atomic* or nuclear* in general. In the wake of Fukushima we have already seen major western nations shutter their nuclear generating.
Presumably you are talking about European countries, and specifically Germany. That isn't a fair characterization of the situation there.
Before Fukushima many of Germany's coal plants were due to be closed and replaced with more modern, cleaner ones anyway. Nuclear plants were thought to have another few decades of life extensions in them. However, there was already a strong movement towards clean energy, and towards reducing Germany's dependence on imported coal and gas, and against the high cost of nuclear. Fukushima was just a catalyst that sped up the time-table for re-building the grid.
Germany is aiming to complete the transition by around 2025, so still has a decade to go. At the moment there are minus 6 new coal plants being build - in other words even with the new plants due to the old ones closing (as planned before Fukushima) there will be six fewer. The new ones are unlikely to ever make any money. Nuclear didn't pan out, it was too expensive and never achieved the level of safety that proponents said it would, so no more chances I'm afraid.