Monday, August 12, 2013

When common wisdom dies uncommonly fast

As I wrote a few days ago, for years the Nuclear Power Industry and it's paid servants in Congress have been singing the virtues of countries like Japan and Asia in general and their nuclear power use.

About two years ago those refrains got Fukishimaed royally...but not nearly so much as the people who lived in Northeast Japan.

But it is becoming apparent that tsunami's alone haven't been upending this myth.

A nuclear power plant in Taiwan may have been leaking radioactive water for three years, the government has said, adding to a growing crisis of confidence in North Asia about nuclear safety.

Japan is struggling to contain radioactive water pouring out of the Fukushima nuclear plant that was wrecked by a 2011 tsunami. In South Korea, prosecutors are conducting a massive investigation into forged safety certificates and substandard parts at many of its reactors.
I'm sure our Nuclear Power Industry is anxious to start talking up France now.

' [cross-posted at Firedoglake]


Anonymous said...

But here in 'merkia nuclear power is soooo safe they've got their own Federal Law -- the Price Anderson Act -- that limits liability (otherwise I'm guessing insurance would be impossible to obtain).

Boy, that sure makes me sleep easier...while River Bend (look it up) ticks like a time bomb barely 30 miles away...

pansypoo said...

flooding close to a nuke plant here almost a disaster. building plants on fault lines. safety schmafety. WHAT COULD GO WRONG???