Threats: Mounting stresses on the containment structures filled with radioactive cooling water made vulnerable to rupture; explosions from the release of hydrogen and oxygen from seawater, and fuel rods continuing to melt.
Tag: Atomic Energy
What about energy conservation, as well as cogeneration, wind power and cheaper, more–efficient forms of renewable energy? Physicist Amory Lovins from the Rocky Mountain Institute argues that shifting investment of tens of billions of dollars from nuclear into renewable energy would reduce far more carbon per dollar.
The simple-sane solution: don’t create electricity by super heating plutonium. It’s deadly crazy. Instead, let the sun, wind, or ocean waves light your kitchen, bedroom, patio, hot-tub, playroom or office. Even your car.
Four of six Fukushima nuclear reactor sites are irradiating the earth. Fire burns out of control at Reactor No. 4’s pool of spent nuclear fuel, with six spent fuel pools at risk, all sites too hot to deal with.
Disaster can be avoided, if you just don’t go there. Yet our human nature is to go, to build, to deny the omnipotent laws of nature, then suffer that all too familiar consequence.
Japanese officials have admitted that nuclear rods inside three of the Fukushima reactors are melting.
Japan’s earthquake and tsunami have triggered meltdowns at several nuclear reactors, increased radiation levels, evacuations of hundreds of thousands of people in the face of radiation exposures already being reported.