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Fukushima, Godzilla and Chuck DeVore

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I miss Chuck DeVore sometimes.  I really do.  Chuck was OC’s biggest walking, talking billboard for the benefits of nuclear energy, often promoting it as clean energy (with a toxic for millennia waste byproduct).  Chuck made some public statements after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami damaged the Fukushima Nuclear Facility in Japan saying it was the…

But Nuclear Power is Perfectly Safe….Isn’t It?

Where’s Chuck DeVore when you need him? Of course, he’s in Texas writing fiction about the Rick Perry miracle.  But close to home and across the Pacific, the ‘nuclear power is perfectly safe” argument continues to lose some luster. First off in Japan, things are still bad at the damaged nuclear reactor in the Northern…

Japan’s Nuclear Crisis Two Weeks Later

It’s been nearly two weeks since a 9.0 earthquake and devastating tsunami killed thousands of Japanese and the resulting damage to nuclear reactors in Northern Japan have added to the tragedy as Japanese officials scramble to prevent nuclear meltdowns. The human cost is incalculable. And the nuclear crisis itself may have long lasting impacts on…