Quantcast

Sierra Magazine: Explore, enjoy and protect the planet.
Nuclear Safety "Blah Blah Blah" - Sierra Daily
Find us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Contact Us

March April 2014

Read the latest issue of Sierra

« How Many Microsieverts Are Too Many? | Main | "It Was a Mistake" »

Sierra Daily

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

User comments or postings reflect the opinions of the responsible contributor only, and do not reflect the viewpoint of the Sierra Club. The Sierra Club does not endorse or guarantee the accuracy of any posting. The Sierra Club accepts no obligation to review every posting, but reserves the right (but not the obligation) to delete postings that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate.

Up to Top