the US hasn't been a very good steward or world example for nuclear power that's for sure
what's even more ironic is that in an actual free market nuclear power doesn't work
Some simpletons sporting "Clean Coal" shirts showed up at Obama's visit to OSU with signs reading things like "Green Power only puts us in debt" and had the temerity to say that "At least nuclear power works". Uh, yeah. We see how well that nuclear power is working for us, and as if that Fukushima clean-up or the BP cleanup doesn't have a trillion dollar debt of a price tag that is incalculable and often forgiven by liability limits after so many billions. Tell the people in Masdar http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masdar_City, Germany (largest consumer of solar power), California, or the people who have solar in Ohio even, that it doesn't work. (face palm)
Meanwhile the nuclear catastrophe in Japan continues:
Very high radiation, little water in Japan reactor
By MARI YAMAGUCHI, Associated Press – Mar 27, 2012
TOKYO (AP) — One of Japan's crippled nuclear reactors still has fatally high radiation levels and hardly any water to cool it, according to an internal examination that renews doubts about the plant's stability.
A tool equipped with a tiny video camera, a thermometer, a dosimeter and a water gauge was used to assess damage inside the No. 2 reactor's containment chamber for the second time since the tsunami swept into the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant a year ago.
The data collected Tuesday showed the damage from the disaster was so severe, the plant operator will have to develop special equipment and technology to tolerate the harsh environment and decommission the plant, a process expected to last decades.
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