but they don't consider the political and social aspects of our species that means vital funding of safety mechanisms and maintenance of absolutely crucial technology *will* be broken. it's simply a matter of when, not if
Or perhaps we understand that quite well. And decide that it's not that big a problem.
Civilian nuclear power deaths in the USA, to date: zero.
Military nuclear power deaths in the USA, to date: four? Basically the people in the room with the test reactor (that fit in a bathtub) when someone pulled the control rod (yes, there was only one) out by hand.
Hmm, 70 years of nuclear power in the USA, with so few casualties. I could wish the highways were that safe. Or Airline travel. Or trains. Or COAL MINING. Or Oil drilling. Or even hydropower dams.
Hell, more people have died just this year installing solar cells than have died in nuclear power accidents in the USA in all of history.....