Do you have any idea how many lawsuits are filed by "idiotic environmental groups" over non-nuclear plants? We had a massive fight in our community (Fond du Lac, WI) over wind turbines because whack jobs were complaining they caused anything from depression to post traumatic stress disorder. Additionally they were to be placed less than 2 miles from a national wildlife refuge used by migratory birds. Fortunately after a few siting changes to move them further from the refuge and change in the law in Wisconsin, it's been approved and mostly completed. The local paper continues to have letters filled with people saying how we've ruined their "pristine" countryside with "ugly" and "harmful" wind turbines. There have been fights and lawsuits in our state over expanding coal plants, hydroelectric plants and any other kind of power plant you can think of.
I'm not saying you're wrong but make sure you don't assume there aren't considerable legal costs involved with other types of power generation. They may not be to the level of nuclear power but they're not insignificant either.