In an informative question and answer piece in The New York Times, R.J.M Hudson raises the question of whether nuclear power stations are too hazardous to be run by private companies. Perhaps it makes more sense for them to be nationalized and run by the state. Governments still have some incentive to cover up problems, but at least there would be less of a profit motive driving decisions.
Of course, there have also been plenty of nuclear accidents in state-run facilities.
Would people feel more comfortable if all the world’s nuclear plants were directly owned and operated by governments?