Today, on CNN.com there was an article on Nuclear Power and how bad people are sneakily building Nuclear Power plants in order to kill us all. It has a byline of "By Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, Graham Nash & Harvey Wasserman" Now, three of these people are musicians, I own albums featuring two of the three, and respect the third greatly. The fourth author is someone who seems to write about these sorts of issues regularly.
If these subsidies pass, scores of new radioactive terror targets, thousands of tons of radioactive waste and untold billions in bad debt could haunt us and our children for a long time to come.
But these nuclear industry loan guarantees could make that all but impossible. These "new" reactors are the same as the old ones, with a few bells and whistles, and a proven 50-year track record of catastrophic failure.
Could we see some documentation please? Especially about the "track record of catastrophic failure". To my knowledge, there has been one catastrophic failure at a nuclear power facility... ever. And that was caused by willful negligence, and a reactor design that is not used anywhere now, and has never been in the US.
I'll make a deal with Bonnie Raitt publicly. You promise not to write "scientific" articles, and I won't release any "music". I think that's fair.