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Nuclear power means nuclear catastrophe

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Quote: "Once again the evidence shows that nuclear technology can never be 100% secure. The risks are so frightening that the conclusion is obvious: it is imperative to abandon nuclear energy, and to do so as quickly as possible. This is the first lesson of Fukushima, one which raises absolutely fundamentamental social and political questions, requiring a real social debate about an alternative to the capitalist model of infinite growth.

What has happened is entirely predictable: yet another major nuclear "accident". At the time of writing, it is not yet certain that it will take on the dimensions of a disaster similar to Chernobyl, but that is the direction in which things, alas, look set to evolve. But whether it develops into a major disaster or not, we are once again faced with evidence that the technology can never be 100% secure. The risks are so frightening that the conclusion is obvious: it is imperative to abandon nuclear energy, and to do so as quickly as possible. This is the first lesson of Fukushima, one which raises absolutely fundamental social and political questions, requiring a real debate throughout society about an alternative to the capitalist model of infinite growth."

Now who the hell thought of building a nuclear power station on a fault in the earth?

There were safety concerns before but they were hidden under the table.......

What do you think?

If you live in Los Angeles or San Francisco or another area prone to earthquakes what are your thoughts?

LOS ANGELES, March Protected content -- Amid mounting fears for possible radiation from Japan, a Los Angeles health official warned on Wednesday that indiscriminately taking potassium iodide could be harmful to the health.

"Residents who ingest potassium iodide out of concern of possible exposure from this situation are doing something which is not only ineffective, but could also cause side effects," said Dr. Jonathan E. Fielding, Director of the Los Angeles County Public Health....... Protected content

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