Says the irradiated mammals were plenty of fun to look at, but if that beach ball of uranium were to bounce over the cage, or one of the seals played the wrong tune on its horn, a disaster might occur.

Actually, they don’t say that at all. This is an interesting political story about who gets nuclear energy in this world. You see the waste from nuclear energy, indeed the fuel for nuclear energy, is dangerous stuff. And we don’t want our enemies to have it. However we might want them to have cheap, non-wasteful fuel (and that means they get to sell us more oil too). Of course you can make molotov cocktails with petrol by they aren’t as dangerous as nuclear weapons.