Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
if these nukes were about to be decommissioned, then surely this is a big crossroads, whether to up the ante and rebuild nukes, with even more hyper-paranoid insistence on 'safety measures' up to a, say, level of 11 so these pesky 9's can't phase it, then up the seawalls against the tsunamis, by which time you've probably doubled the unit cost.

the other big question i don't see asked yet is what green alternatives japan has to sub into their place.

is there decent tidal or wind to harvest? i imagine solar not being too significant, though still eminently sensible, seeing how germany lacks for sun yet has mounted a decent amount of arrays.


i know the japanese like their toys, a more gizmo-happy race'd be hard to find, and they like to have tokyo at night visible from alpha centauri, but assuming their priorities may be amenable to the kinds of shifts their landmass is undergoing, i hope there is massive public motivation to take a higher road, if the whole area is not rendered a mausoleum for a few tens of generations that is.

fingers crossed for progressive energy policy leadership to be reborn in the land of the rising sun.

the japanese are such obedient people, their complete lack of panic and social cohesion does them proud in these extreme situations.

as CH reminds us of the suicidally stupid decision to place nuke plants so close to fault lines, i hope some authorities in california are seriously considering some plan b so to decommission diablo canyon et al ASAP.

apollo programme, world wide, full tilt boogie, we have 40 years of heads in the sand to catch up and compensate for.

i also hope marroni is reconsidering his braindead plan for italy to rejoin the 'nuclear club'.

maroon, the cement companies are all mobbed out, way to make them richer, they did such a great job with the rubbish in naples, and the radioactive ships scuttled off calabria, you know this is going to pan out just dandy.

japan's nuclear hara-kiri, the writing on the wall for everyone else...

it does level the propaganda playing field for greener energies, against the massive superiority in media advantage the pro nukers have.

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Sun Mar 13th, 2011 at 08:45:25 PM EST
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