People Can Break Nuclear Fool Cycle
Byline: Vip Short For The Register-Guard
Ah, lesson learned - until repeated. Here we are again at the next climactic moment of what may someday be called the nuclear fool cycle. While President Obama has recently renewed his call for more nuclear power plants, The Register-Guard wisely points to the many inherent and unsolved dangers in a March 15 editorial, "Nuclear failure in Japan."
That strong feeling of deja vu is due to the fact that we already have been here, 30-plus years ago.
The Register-Guard editorial says, "In the United States, nuclear power development has been stalled not by regulatory or environmental obstacles, but by Wall Street's unwillingness to make the large investments required, even with loan guarantees offered by the U.S government."
While correct in noting that nuclear power is a terrible financial risk, this statement ignores the huge people-power movement that was most responsible …
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Publication information: Article title: People Can Break Nuclear Fool Cycle. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Register Guard (Eugene, OR). Publication date: April 3, 2011. Page number: G47. © Not available. COPYRIGHT 2011 Gale Group.
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