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The Conquest of Koodankulam

This kind of takes over the history from the previous post. The Chernobyl disaster happened on the 26th of April 1986. It took a while for the news to spread, but by May or June, the horrendous extent of the tragedy was clear. There was suddenly tremendous concern about the potential for devastation because of nuclear power. …

Fukushima Daichi and nuclear safety

Contrasting bits of news coming in from Fukushima Daichi in Japan. And I think, as a country with a raging debate about nuclear power, we need to pay more attention to it. We need to evaluate for ourselves the advantages and disadvantages of nuclear power and see how we can achieve safe nuclear energy or …

Bullshit of nuclear proportions

We have been hearing the reassurances. But there are holes. Big, glaring ones. I’m no nuclear scientist, but since I can’t stop this planet and get off, there are a few answers important. When they say radioactivity is low or minimal or can now cause human harm, what numbers exactly are we talking about? Those …