Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Chernobyl Catastrophe

Even as we arrive at the 25th anniversary of the the catastrophic failure of the Chernobyl reactor, it is reported that the concrete storage containers holding the damaged nuclear fuel rods from the 1979 disaster at Three Mile Island are crumbling. The danger from nuclear power spans generations, as this Democracy Now! report makes clear.. If you live in the US you can use this interactive Nuclear Reactor Accident Evacuation Zone map to see if you live in a danger zone. I'm afraid it will take a disastrous failure near a major metropolis, which might well be rendered uninhabitable, before our society quits playing this deadly game of nuclear roulette.

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