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Mar 16, 2011

Nuclear Safety "Blah Blah Blah"

As the horrible events at Fukushima play out, even firm supporters of nuclear power are getting a little squirrely. Here's Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) last weekend:

I think what happens now to this power plant as to whether the damage is contained or not will have a direct effect on the future of nuclear power in the United States. Let’s have a little straight talk.

That is now, but what about then? Think Progress has put together a fabulous "best of" compilation of nuke proponents mocking the safety concerns of the "extreme environmentalists":


Who could have ever predicted?

Update: The IAEA has now confirmed partial meltdowns at reactors 1, 2, and 3.

--Paul Rauber

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