The world has turned into a theater of the absurd.
While the nuclear lobby is telling us that the safety of radioactive material can be guaranteed for xxx years, Western leaders are telling us that we avoided the radioactive contamination of Europe by a hair's breadth just a couple of days ago.
Chernobyl was a terrible design...
You can make reactors as safe as you want now, although there is a tradeoff between safety and efficiency.
Waste disposal is also entirely political. They can be easily and safely buried in geologically stable seabeds.
So sure, life is absurd, but it is less absurd with reliable power.