Also, in order to justify something as deplorable as firing someone for political reasons, a lot of people are attributing to him sentences that he never wrote, a character assassination that is typical of authoritarian regimes.
Not only this is obviously wrong, but it is even counterproductive to the cause of a progressive society, because it will foster the persecution complexes of certain voters, urging them to elect even more far-right extremists in order to fix society. Well done, really.
Additionally, the worldwide trend to extend the life span of existing nuclear power plants tells us another information: that nuclear power is so expensive that operators need to squeeze up to the last dime out of existing installations, by making their service life extremely long, even if doing so exposes them to greater costs for maintenance, monitoring and insurance. Often, when accidents happen to one of those old power plants, nuclear power supporters will dismiss their relevance because of the age of the affected installation, but this way they ignore the fact that having to keep outdated designs running for decades is actually an implicit requirement for nuclear power's competitiveness.
"Mr. Watson, come here, I want you." -- Alexander Graham Bell