Tuesday, April 30, 2013


it's unbelievable that two years later, the fukishima plant is still just barely held back from disaster by a series of jury-rigged measures that are unsustainable in the long run. obviously, i have little understanding of the technical problems to containing a disaster like that. and i guess because the plant is on the coast and is in a densely populated country, they can't just do the chernobyl thing and move everyone out and abandon the place.

i've never been a big basher of nuclear energy, despite all its issues. but if there really is no complete solution for a disaster like fukushima, that's a pretty damning indictment of nuclear power everywhere.