"Here in the Periphery they've lost nuclear power. In Gamma Andromeda, a power plant has undergone meltdown because of poor repairs, and the Chancellor of the Empire complains that nuclear technicians are scarce. And the solution? To train new ones? Never! Instead they're to restrict nuclear power.
Don't you see? It's galaxy-wide. It's a worship of the past. It's a deterioration—a stagnation!" - Issac Asimov, Foundation.