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Nuclear Meltdown Nightmare Reality In Japan, Coming To The US?

The people that live near the nuclear power in Fukushima Japan are living with the consequences of the governments former commitment to this highly dangerous method of power generation.  of what those consequences. They have become unwilling guine pigs in the discovery of what those are going to be and are getting a little frustrated as we can see in this video.

 

 

Meanwhile back here in the US president Obama wants to extend 50 billion dollars in loan gaurentees to our industry. Unfortunatly our regulators are in the pocket of the industry and we may be facing an even worse disaster as this story from the Rolling Stone outlines in this story.

America’s Nuclear Nightmare

By Jeff Goodell

April 27, 2011 9:00 AM E

“Five days after a massive earthquake and tsunami struck Japan, triggering the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl, America’s leading nuclear regulator came before Congress  bearing good news: Don’t worry, it can’t happen here. In the aftermath of the Japanese catastrophe, officials in Germany moved swiftly to shut down old plants for inspection, and China put licensing of new plants on hold. But Gregory Jaczko, the chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, reassured lawmakers that nothing at the Fukushima Daiichi reactors warranted any immediate changes at U.S. nuclear plants. Indeed, 10 days after the earthquake in Japan, the NRC extended the license of the 40-year-old Vermont Yankee nuclear reactor — a virtual twin of Fukushima — for another two decades. The license renewal was granted even though the reactor’s cooling tower had literally fallen down, and the plant had repeatedly leaked radioactive fluid.”

To read the entire story click here.

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