Nuclear Power Plants
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Do you remember the bill of goods sold to us under the guise that the coal industry was a major threat to our environment? Well, I for one never bought that sham. Nuclear Power is more threatening to our environment then coal ever was and Japan, has experienced the scope of that threat first hand. By the way, guess what they fuel most of the power plants with --- COAL!
Japan, continues their efforts in preventing more potential melt downs; they have 55 nuclear power plants in operation. The latest reports indicate that nuclear fuel rods are out in the open causing a radiation leak. This has exposed thousands of Japanese and U.S. military personnel to serious health risks. High levels of radiation, was also detected in farmlands, food, drinking water, and seeping into the ocean.
Pacific "Ring of Fire" and Plate Boundaries
Radiation levels continue rising to disturbing levels, causing the government to warn its citizens to "stay indoors". Why --- because the levels can destroy human health. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano stated that, “These readings were taken near the area where it’s believed the releases are occurring."
Since the quake and tsunami it’s undetermined, how many power plants are still operational. If one plant remains operational, that is one too many! Nuclear radiation poses a grave threat to lives, the environment and other resources. This type of risk is extremely dangerous and is unacceptable!
Nuclear damage doesn't go away in a matter of hours, days, weeks or months; it last for years! I have always rallied against nuclear power and Japan's catastrophic event “proves” that nuclear power is not safe in a world where tornado’s, earthquakes, volcanoes, and human error are a part of life’s equation.
Japan experiences several earthquakes a month but no one expected a magnitude of 9.0, followed by a 560 mph tsunami. Was a safety cushion built into their plants with such a force in mind --- NO! In fact, disaster-preventing maintenance was ignored. So, please, review the links in this article and become aware of the severe risk these nuclear plants pose to our children, grandchildren, and the world.
There are several safe and clean alternatives for energy. So, let's raise our voices against the special interests that are destroying our world. Contact your representatives today and say NO to nuclear power!
The Risk's And Dangers Posed By Nuclear Plants:
- Nuclear Plants built on individual specifications for each state or country with no additional safety cushion for unexpected natural forces such as Japan's Fukushima experienced
- Regulators and lobbyist strike deals on Earthquake Response plans worldwide meaning regulations may or may not apply
- To many plants in the US and the World provide a threat of nuclear destruction to human life and the planet
- Plants have agreements with 32 states to handle nuclear waste
- Effects of Radiation exposure
- The Pacific Ring of Fire assures that more quakes will follow
“It is easier to find a score of men wise enough to discover the truth than to find one intrepid enough, in the face of opposition, to stand up for it.” ~A.A. Hodge