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View Diary: Large Zone Around Fukushima Will Be Uninhabitable For Decades, Japanese Will Finally Admit (247 comments)

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  •  And we should take your word for this why? (10+ / 0-)

    I have a family member who works at a nuke plant here in the U.S. He, and many of his fellow workers have been convinced that using nuclear fuel to generate electricity is not worth the risk.

    I was shocked when he told me, and that was all I needed to know. Near 30 years on the job and we used to fight like cats and dogs over the issue. Now he's telling me the U.S. has to get out of the nuke-power business.

    •  And irrelevant.... (1+ / 0-)
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      Into The Woods

      While germain to the larger question of how much WORSE it can get, whether or not the reactor vaults are intact or not doesn't change the fact that AT LEAST the current exclusion zone is unusable, and that could easily double in size right now based on the safecast readings I've seen.

      That said, why are people so certain that containment vessels are somehow impervious to not one, but over 12 6.0 or greater quakes, several 7.0+ quakes, a tsunami, and at least one 9.0 quake? While I understand vets74 point about the "Appeal to Ignorance" fallacy, the same could be said for BOTH sides of that argument, particularly considering how cagey TepCo has been. After all, if the vessels ARE intact, and TepCo could prove it... wouldn't they at least make the claim?

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