Saturday, March 26, 2011

Nuclear power is dangerous

 

Nuclear power is dangerous regardless of all the babble from the lobbyists in Washington.  Is our wasteful energy way of life worth the kind of exceptional fallout from a nuclear power disaster that we are forever promised won’t go wrong? 

When we don’t dramatically increase renewable energy like wind power and solar and don’t change our lust for energy, we allow this dangerous energy source to put ourselves and our environment in peril.  This should not have happened, but it did:

U.S. Rushes Freshwater To Japan Nuclear Plant : NPR "U.S. naval barges loaded with freshwater sped toward Japan's overheated nuclear plant on Saturday to help workers struggling to stem a worrying rise in radioactivity and remove dangerously contaminated water from the facility. Workers at the stricken Fukushima Dai-ichi plant have been using seawater in a frantic bid to stabilize reactors overheating since a tsunami knocked out the complex's crucial cooling system March 11, but fears are mounting about the corrosive nature of the salt in the water. " March 26, 2011)  Environment : NPR

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