Saturday, March 12, 2011

And Good Night, American Nuclear Power

Expert: Already 'one of the worst nuclear disasters'

And Good Night, American Nuclear Power
Meltdown possible at Japan nuclear plant, official says - Emergencies declared at 5 reactors, leak detected at one; thousands evacuated

"This is not to minimize the horror or the suffering of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, but for our purposes here the headline is a stark and inarguable one: Japanese Power Company Says It Has Lost Control Of Three Nuclear Plants (links to video).

"There is really very little else to say. The perfected, flawless, clean-operating, state-of-the-art, ideal future of energy has in 32 years given us Three Mile Island, Chernobyl, and now the nightmare scenario of one company saying there is rising pressure at three of its nuclear facilities and it really doesn’t have a damn thing it can do right now except tell everybody to run...

"Time to shut down this nation’s nuclear energy program. For good...

"The virtual freeze on nuclear development in this country since the near-hit of Three Mile Island has been a useful stall, but it is only a first step. And instead of enabling the resumption of building such Doomsday Devices here – as he pledged to do a year ago last month – President Obama should officially reinstate the unofficial moratorium, and pledge to begin the process by which we dismantle these sleeping monsters..." more

West Coast USA Danger IF Japan Nuclear Reactor Meltdown

“...Up to 100 percent of the volatile radioactive Cesium-137 content of the pools could go up in flames and smoke, to blow downwind over large distances...

“Given the large quantity of irradiated nuclear fuel in the pool, the radioactivity release could be worse than the Chernobyl nuclear reactor catastrophe of 25 years ago.” said Kevin Kamps, a nuclear waste specialist."

See also:

Japan nuclear power plant - blast, partial meltdown (this blog, 3/12/11)

Nuclear Power Kills; here's how (this blog, 3/12/11)

Nuclear Crisis at Fukushima (this blog, 3/11/11)

ring of fire

GOOGLE SEARCH LATEST NEWS FOR "Fukushima nuclear plant"

NHK WORLD English (Japan Broadcasting Corporation)


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