Sunday, August 30, 2009

Nuke Waste Now Stored Outdoors, Near Lake Michigan

Of course, industry and the feds assure us that storing nuclear waste in secure containers outside the Kewaunee Nuclear Plant along the shores of Lake Michigan is perfectly safe.

And we recall that the same assurances were given about nuclear power generation in general before Three Mile Island suffered a near-catastrophic meltdown that would have lost us the City of Philadelphia and much of the eastern seaboard.

It's a ticking timebomb, this matter of what to do with nuclear waste, but as with so many other such big issues, denial and delay are the way they are handled.

1 comment:

vic said...

safe, clean, plentiful - too cheap to meter. - Harry Shearer - le show (usually followed by the neuclear accident of the week)