Fukushima, Hurricane Katrina, and the BP Oil Spill. Does anyone care?

The Fukushima 1 NPP
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I question why the mainstream media isn’t continuously reporting the nuclear disaster in Japan? Reports now suggest that the radiation levels are the highest they’ve been since the Tsunami.

It makes me wonder if the media has any obligation to report important news at all? Or, are they only accountable to their shareholders to make profits? If the story doesn’t sell newspapers or gain subscribers, do they not bother to publish the story? Continue reading “Fukushima, Hurricane Katrina, and the BP Oil Spill. Does anyone care?”

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Fukushima: It’s much worse than you think!

The Fukushima 1 NPP
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Remember that little earthquake and Tsunami in Japan? Recall that nuclear power plant going into meltdown? Ya, me neither. Old news…

Except that the whole thing is becoming a shit-show. It blows my mind that the news media aren’t reporting the disaster anymore. They’ve moved onto other things. Like riots and stuff.

The problem is that the Fukushima plant is going through full meltdowns and there is no end in sight. I just happened to stumble upon an Aljazeera article about the plant and how bad it really is over there. Continue reading “Fukushima: It’s much worse than you think!”

There’s No Such Thing as Safe Radiation

Japan Nuclear Explosions
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I just read a good article over at Gizmodo about radiation. As with everything, people make important decisions in their life by taking calculated risks. The same thing applies with radiation.

The following article talks about why it’s OK to be exposed to radiation if you are the one making the calculated choices. Things like CT Scans, MRIs, X-Rays, Dental X-Rays. But, to be exposed to potentially unsafe levels of radiation because some company decides that it is a risk THEY are willing to take for you, is not so good.

There’s No Such Thing as Safe Radiation.

What are your thoughts on the big Japanese nuclear mess?

What are your thoughts on Nuclear Energy?

Nuclear power plant.
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With yesterday’s earthquake and subsequent tsunami, many of Japan‘s nuclear power plants are failing. There is a possibility that the Fukushima No. 1 power plant may have a meltdown similar to Chernobyl or Three Mile Island. Everyone agrees that this is bad. Continue reading “What are your thoughts on Nuclear Energy?”