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  •  note the diarist is "pro-nuke" (4+ / 0-)
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    Lawrence, Joieau, elfling, ozsea1

    The point here isn't that NRC is covering up any disasters. The Fort Calhoun episode is a reminder of how little has been done. And there are dozens of other reactors at risk. What measures that have been taken—and apparently deemed acceptable by NRC—have been only barely adequate. Protecting nuclear power plants with sandbags is a joke.

    And enough went wrong at Fukushima for all of us to be chilled.  Indeed, had the plant manager listened to Tepco and evacuated everyone we would have seen a catatrophe to dwarf the initial tsunami. Picture Tokyo uninhabitable and many millions of people severely dosed. It was a very close thing and remains a huge problem to deal with. You make it seem as if everything's just hunky-dory now. It ain't.

    All things in the sky are pure to those who have no telescopes. – Charles Fort

    by subtropolis on Wed Mar 07, 2012 at 10:26:54 PM PST

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