The proverbial cat is out of the bag, and the nuclear industry can no longer dance around the may pole claiming nuclear energy if vital, safe and secure. The world just dodged another Chernobyl, and such and event would topple financial institutions all around the world. Global Warming is real, and we as a world have to take it seriously, but this event has shown that nuclear cannot be a part of the solution.
Situation grave at world's largest nuclear plant
by Deep Harm
Wed Jul 18, 2007 at 06:25:27 AM
The world's largest nuclear plant, the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa plant, experienced a fire and damage after two earthquakes on Monday. Accounts of the damage worsen with each new report, and now data indicate that the plant sits directly over a fault line. The plant's seven reactors are currently shut down, but keeping them safely shut down will be difficult. If technicians cannot keep cooling water flowing to the radioactive cores, those could overheat, resulting in a meltdown and massive release of radiation. The head of the UN's International Atomic Energy Agency has urged Japanese authorities to investigate the accident fully.