Monday, September 07, 2015

No Future with Nuclear by Louis Evan Palmer

There are so many pending catastrophes, so many tipping points, that it seems almost futile to attempt to remedy anything. But we try. Hope and nothing else to do except the right thing pushes us along.

We worry about a nuclear exchange, about its immediate local damage, but also about the mid and long term effects of the pollution emitted. Yet it already may be too late just from the over 2000 test explosions that have take place since 1945.

To date, nuclear technology has been mostly a disaster. We generate power for which we pile up toxic waste that we can't safely dispose of. The plants themselves often resemble bombs ready to ignite if one or other accident or act of God or deliberate sabotage puts it into a meltdown. Three Mile Island, Chernobyl and Fukishima have spewed out enormous quantities of poisonous radioactive material.

From the furnaces of hell come depleted uranium shells that vaporize on impact and spread a sickening haze of toxic long-lasting nanoparticles. All spread world-wide by the winds, no place safe, no pristine haven. All people and all creation subject to the same sentence - death by poison and unmitigating hubris.

Can we not sue these trojan horse gifts of science out of existence by litigating the governments and private firms responsible? Can we not dissolve any ill-gotten legal protections that corrupt governments may have given themselves and their minions so they can foist these "gifts" on us?

We must try.

No Future with Nuclear, Louis Evan Palmer, The Way It Can Be, twicb 
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