12/24/09 171 W - + 6 - 9 Nuclear Nightmares


The Independent Weekly wraps the year with a story on stories. Project Censored: The Top Ten Stories Not Brought To You by Mainstream News Media in 2009, which appeared in yesterday's issue. The Project Censored group has spent 13 years spotlighting the most significant new stories that the mainstream press has largely ignored or misrepresented.

One such story is about the radioactive-waste storage pools at the Harris plant and the hidden fire risks therein. The Independent Weekly's source is Project Censored, whose source is a CounterPunch article from 2008.

Radiation plus fire. That gets anyone's attention, or at least the guys and gals responding to the thing. How's the science behind the doomsday scenario? Don't know. There's a lot of politics and passion involved in perspectives on nuclear power. Even a discussion of the subject begs a question.

Can we talk about such scenarios and still be socially responsible? What happens when fire service person publicly opine on such topics? Seems like of all possible sensitive topics, this might be the granddaddy.





Makes me think of the Chernobyl Firefighters who had to face that exact scenario. They all died and are all considered heroes. Them and what were called “liquidators”, those charged with cleaning up the MASSIVE fallout. I did some independent reasearch on the subject and the cleanup and the ongoing health effects to those who responded. Massive and unfortunate are the only words I can use to describe it. God forbid something like that happen here.
KOM - 12/24/09 - 17:43



  
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