Sadly scare tactics will kill any chance of it happening in NA. Since most politicians don't have any balls and what they have left are firmly held by lobbyists, it wont matter, to much of a hot potato. Black lung and global warming is fine but when it comes to nuclear "OMG THINK OF THE CHILDREN"There isn't that much waste. All the nuclear waste the US produced since 1950 could fit in one football field about 9 meters deep. Also once generation 4 nuclear reactors are made they will be able to recycle used nuclear waste and that waste will have a very short half life that would only need to be stored for less than 100 years. Nuclear waste isn't that big an issue and is way overblown in the media.