From Chernobyl to Fukushima: Is there collective PTSD or has nuclear power not yet had its last say?

As a nuclear physicist, Tonči Tadić believes that it is his duty to reduce people’s panic and explain nuclear processes to them. However, at the very mention of the term “nuclear”, most people feel a certain repulsion or even fear, escpecially because of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in 1986. Although this event shows the scale of damage and negative consequences of nuclear energy, the new generation of reactors is much safer compared to the old technology. However, one thing is certain, despite significant advances in the field of safety, it will be difficult to convince the general public about the justification of building new nuclear power plants. Why is nuclear energy still a taboo topic, how clean is it and what are its potentials in positioning Europe as a climate-neutral conitent by 2050?