Of course they were. But "No Nukes!" types have always worked hard to make the fear one and the same.
Nukes are nukes!
By the way, nice to chat with you outside of a contentious Mitt Romney thread . . . : )
I remember the late ‘70’s when the anti-nuclear crowd was riding high. 30 years later and we are still funding our enemies and not-so-friendly “allies” by purchasing hundreds of billions of dollars worth of petroleum and are still worrying about gas prices at the pump.
I’m a supporter of nuclear plants because they make sense geopolitically.