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March 17, 2011

Japanese workers aren’t heroes, they’re victims.

I hate + fear nuclear energy. Japanese workers aren’t heroes, they’re victims of short-sighted worldwide politics.

“The workers who cleaned up after Chernobyl were rotated through fairly quickly and did not seem to suffer many excess cancers. This experience has provided epidemiologists useful data on radiation exposure.”

A child inspected for radiation in Fukushima, click to go to BoingBoing:


A twitter conversation, below:

@blackdogworld: Heroic Fukushima Workers Face Staggering Risks – Yahoo! News http://yhoo.it/hTABK2 Honor, respect, prayers for these brave people

@waylonlewis: They’re suckers. Our suckers. We want energy, force nuclear down throats of citizens, then call them heroes 4 dealing w our mess. RT @Blackdogworld: Heroic Fukushima Workers Face Staggering Risks – Yahoo! News http://yhoo.it/hTABK2 Honor, respect, prayers for these brave people

Then, another admittedly emotional tweet:

@waylonlewis RT @postcarbon: In case you forgot the reasons to oppose nuclear power: http://bit.ly/dJCLZC

@d3sperad0: You gave two emotional responses to nuclear power as reasons against it: fear and hate. neither of those support the conclusion

@waylonlewis: good point. See latest tweet > postcarboon: reasons not2go nuclear. Kinda obvious right now why life hates + fears nuclear?

I am emotional about this. Not enough, daresay. We all should be emotional about this. Even without such accidents—which, via increased storms due to climate change, may increase in frequency—there is no safe way to dispose of nuclear waste. None. ~ ed.

Videos:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMEV-_X5b_8&feature=player_embedded
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