To the people who replied to this post with reasoned arguments - Thank You. I was not passing any moral judgements regarding the externalized costs of fossil fuels - I personally think it's wrong coal power plants are allowed to do that. But I also think that our money, here and now, is better spent on wind and solar tech than on nuclear (0.5B failures like Solyndra notwithstanding). A time may come when the bang-for-buck shifts the other way, but it's not now.
To my dear downmodder: Sorry, I learned my lesson, I will only ever post stuff that complies with the groupthink guidelines - please be kind enough to send me link where I can read them, before you downmod this post as well. Many thanks.