The pro-nukes frequently point to LNT theory and the resulting paradigm of ALARA as promoting fear.
Let's dig in!
LNT theory is a scientific theory based on facts. Like any scientific theory (none can be proven to be true) which seems to threaten someone's treasured belief or financial interest, it can become subject to manufactured attacks.
Whether or not LNT promotes fear is irrelevant. The question is, what is the best theory of radiobiological effects for carcinogenesis? And the answer is LNT.
Denying LNT because it may lead to consequences one doesn't like is engaging in the logical fallacy of appeal to consequences.
ALARA follows from that, because why increase someone's risk of cancer without some reasonable benefit?
It wouldn't make sense.
Now if LNT-ALARA scares someone, that person is overreacting. LNT predicts about a 1% increase in cancer incidence from 10 rem excess radiation exposure. We typically have a 42% chance of getting cancer from background radiation and other sources.
That's not scary to any reasonable person!
So, the pro-nukes shouldn't be attacking science, they should educating the public.
But they don't really understand the science themselves, and attacking is much easier.