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I strongly share at least some of your views. But i was hoping that people who are in favor of expanded nuclear power would share whether/how Fukushima has affected them.

I've stated here that nuclear power is the symbol of a civilization with zero understanding of humanity's place in the universe, a lethal technological hubris. especially when civilization could easily be powered by the various forms of solar.

But there remain lots of people who believe low-level radiation is not dangerous, that the waste problem is or will be solved, and everything is hunky dory. That technology always functions exactly as designed, doesn't fail, get brittle with age, and of course doesn't fail.

Even if there aren't near enough foundries to provide the nuclear plan.

Even if the need to completely decentralize energy isn't an immediate necessity for this sick civilization, instead of further centralization.

I'm always struck that my mentor, the founder of the wind industry in amurka, was previously the chief designer of the first class of nuclear submarines. He changed enough to establish the first PhD. engineering program in wind. Courageous, no?

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Ana´s Nin

by Crazy Horse on Thu Jun 23rd, 2011 at 05:27:51 AM EST
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