A rather unknown, but real effect of America’s response to 9-11 was a sharp reduction in the ability of the nuclear power industry to share its own story through the use of plant tours and well designed, site located visitor centers. The security restrictions imposed as a result of the fear caused by flying airplanes into tall building even affected well supervised visits by school groups at far less vulnerable locations.
One thing that I have found to be true is that people who get a chance to tour a nuclear facility, to see the precautions taken and to talk to the people associated with the technology generally walk away with a better feeling about the benefits of the technology and its safety when compared to other ways of performing the same function. The above video is a brief story about one such encounter.
(Note: I apologize for the video quality – I recorded it from the back of the room on full zoom, and then the YouTube process seemed to have broken the synchronization between the video and the audio.)