I was probably what you'd call in love with nuclear before this incident. Here's what changed...
Where I live we have a nuclear power plant. During this entire crisis the news has been focused on Japan with a few tiny stories on our location's plant. It turns out our plan just recently dumped 70,000 Litres of radioactive water into Lake Ontario from which we get our drinking water. And they say it's perfectly safe. Really? 70,000 litres? That can't be good. This was apparently due to a minor situation and the authorities won't call it anything to be concerned about it.
If I didn't live in this area and get my water primarily from Lake Ontario, I bet I wouldn't be concerned, but hearing about how the plan melts down in Japan and hearing about "minor" incidence at the plant here, it really makes me wonder.
I realize the plant here isn't likely to meltdown, but it's the environmental damage just from the by-products of operation that I'm starting to get concerned about.