Wow, a week ago, an electrical fire caused the cooling system of a spent fuel pool of a Nebraska nuclear reactor to go offline. So, now the Missouri River's rising flood levels threaten to swamp the plant:
Yeah, nuclear power... safe, secure vital- WOLVERINES!!!
I think the love affair with nuclear power is largely due to the desire to keep power generation a monopoly or near-monopoly. Those faggy solar panels would allow local (even indidual/household) power generation, and we can't have that, now can we?
It's time for the population of the U.S. to reconsider nuclear power, like the Germans, Italians, and Swiss have. Nuclear power is overly dangerous, and overly subsidized- time to get serious about shutting down reactors.
I hope I don't sound too paranoid about this issue, it's just that I and about seventeen million of my closest friends live within the "peak injury zone" of one of these plants.
It's great to know that the media is on top of the Fort Calhoun reactor story, because it would be a shame if they were obsessed with stupid, prurient shit that really has no bearing on people's lives.
UPDATE: I changed the post title to better reflect the nature of the post. Thom Hartmann has been discussing it on his radio show, but the story seems to have been buried- I can't even find it among Yahoo's news headlines.