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by Peter Moskos

March 14, 2011

Say What?

"Nuclear facilities in Japan ... were built to withstand earthquakes -- but not an 8.9 earthquake."

What?! And why not? It's not like such big earthquakes have never happened before.

The idea that nuclear plants (and waste) need to be kept safe FOREVER seems to be the fatal flaw of the pro-nuclear position. Hubris, people. Hubris.

Anyway, poor Japan. My thoughts are with those missing friends and family and entire hometowns, including my one dear friend from Sendai. I cannot begin to comprehend what she is going through.


Anonymous said...


If you can find the HBO documentary, "Indian Point: Imagining The Unimaginable" I highly recommend it. Despite the tragedies unfolding in Japan, they're still the best equipped country for handling these crisis.

PCM said...

Honestly, I can't think of any other country I would have more faith to handle this than Japan.

But I prefer not to think about Indian Point, which is about 25 miles from my home!