- Posted July 7, 2012 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Nuclear Disaster in Japan blamed on Dilly Dallying.
Yesterday I reported on how the tar sands oil spill into the Kalamazoo River was attributed to bullying (by Canadians) of inexperienced employees and today I am here to tell you that the devastating nuclear disaster that happened after the earthquake and tsunami in Japan was caused by dilly dallying! The whole accident at Fukushima could have been averted! But TEPCO dragged their feet when they needed to take preventive measures.
How incredibly sad.
When are we going to build in the costs of averting human catastrophes? When are we going to say "enough is enough?" We can't afford to take the risks that nuclear power presents us with.
Do you live within 50 miles of a nuke plant? Do you have a plan in case of an accident? Do you feel secure?
Many of our aging nukes are in the process of getting their licenses extended, despite the original 40 year life expectancy of many of our currently operating nuke plants. Many of them are getting their licenses extended and then having major malfunctions. This is insane!
If you are not concerned about the current nuclear program and what is happening with the NRC, you should educate yourself. The old head of the NRC just got forced out. He opposed Yucca Mountain. The incoming replacement wrote a book about Yucca Mountain. There is so much we don't know.
We need to strengthen our safety measures and prepare for real potential disasters. If you live in the NY, NJ area, do you know what you'd do if Indian Point melted down?
What? You don't have a plan?
See where I'm going here?
Why do so many of us trust that everything will work itself out if we just do NOTHING?
We need to shut down the nuke plants. We can't afford the risks or the costs.
C'mon people. It doesn't take a nuclear physicist to see how wrong nuclear power is.
Thanks for listening to my rant. :0
Read more here:
photos of Fukushima taken off the web.
I threw in one from Three Mile Island and one from Chernobyl too!
Thanks for reading!