July 20, 2011

Ever think about spent nuclear fuel?

Spent fuel pool/COTO Report
No, I didn't think so. But it's something we all have to learn about -- or we're going to be in big trouble.

On her blog, Artichoke Annie has been doing a series of killer posts about the dangers of nuclear power facilities. And she's not just posting -- she's going to official meetings with the nuclear regulatory crowd to try to talk some sense into them about safety issues. Annie's a one-woman band on this topic.

Folks, we need to focus on this issue yesterday. So check out Annie's post for starters. And if you have a blog, link to Annie's blog to drive some traffic there. We have to get the word out about the pressing need for changes in our nuclear regulatory policies. As her post today makes clear, we could easily experience an event far worse than Chernobyl -- and we're doing nothing to reduce the odds of this happening. In fact, we're increasing those odds every day.

PS: I got the above photo from COTO Report, which seems to be an interesting site. Here's a link to their article about spent nuclear fuel.

2 comments:

Artichoke Annie said...

Thanks, Keith, so much. That is an excellent article. Now if we can get people:

~ To Read
~ To Think
~ To Act

There may be hope after all.

Keep asking the questions, "What do we do with the spent fuel? Where will it be PERMANENTLY and SAFELY stored???

writenow said...

Your post today really hit me. I had to spread it around. This is serious business and no one is tending to it (except people like you). That has to change.