The Absurd Notion that Nuclear Power is Safe

Can you imagine anyone deciding to build nuclear power plants above a crack in the earth’s crust? In a country so prone to earthquakes that, as a child, I was taught the inhabitants built their homes out of paper so they wouldn’t be crushed to death? Now, the homes in Japan are not built of […]
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Shouldn’t the Press Set the Record Straight When Candidates Lie?

I don’t know whether the so-called journalists who host television shows and debates are being overly careful about appearing to be impartial or whether they’re just plain ignorant, but a lot of BS is going unchallenged during this election season. Case in point: Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin claims that drilling for oil in Alaska’s […]
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Nuclear Plants Are Too Hot to Handle

I don’t really think that a nuclear power plant poses much danger of blowing up these days. The world has come a long way since Three Mile Island and Chernobyl. But that doesn’t make nuclear power a viable alternative to fossil fuel electricity. There’s still a huge problem: disposing of nuclear waste. The nasty stuff […]
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